At Artisans, we’re obsessed with promoting consideration for where each wine comes from, and encouraging your appreciation for how it’s made and who made it. All with the singular aim of helping you make sense of Barossa wine, helping you drink better wine, and assisting you to be more adventurous along your wine journey.
There is no wine experience more engaging and rewarding than meeting the people and shaking the hands that have produced what is swirling around in your glass. Our aim is to personally introduce the very best of them to you through our Winemaker in the House program.
They don’t make much, but everything they do produce is the very best it can be.
Our aim is to share the very best of them with you, all of it coming with the Artisans’ guarantee that this is true Barossa craft winemaking in action. As we unearth more great wine makers, we'll share them here.
This one man band kicked off in 2002 - and 15 years later remains a one-man band starring the same one man. (Give the winery a call - the only answer you’ll ever get is ‘Hi, this is Tim Smith from Tim Smith Wines'.) Each year, a little more wine is made, and then a little more is sold to fund making a little more the following vintage .
We admire Tim’s take on wine and life. His approach to winemaking is grounded in respect for the gifts the Barossa landscape and the passion of its grape growing families gives him. He works bloody hard as you’d expect for a one-man band, and he is utterly consumed by everything there is to love about Barossa. We reckon he bleeds Shiraz and cries Viognier!
There's no doubt every ounce of this 6 pack of Tim's current releases offers genuine and generous Barossa flavour. From our perspective - it's unmissable and would be heartily enjoyed at your house!
If an individual winemaker’s story was a book, then consider this the foreword for Andy Cummins and Emma Welling and Rasa Wines. I’d imagine almost every wine drinker can tell a tale of winemakers, now established and known across the land that they discovered as they were starting out.
This is a thoroughly interesting, thought provoking, ‘mood changing’ and debate inducing selection of bright reds from our Artisans, featuring a selection of Rasa Wines. It is a window to a brave new world of Barossa Winemaking!
Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains / Eden Valley / 5 days on skins / Fermented in stainless steel / Full malolactic in old French oak / Lees stirred / Unfined / Unfiltered / Bottled 21st August 2017
Grenache / Tanunda / Mourvèdre / Marananga / Cinsault / Vine Vale /Whole bunch pressed / Fermented in seasoned French oak & Stainless Steel / lees stirred / unfiltered / Bottled Monday 21st August
61 year old bush vines / Krondorf / 10% whole bunch / basket pressed / old French oak / unfiltered / unfined / hand bottled Friday 23rd December