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.
Max was Phil's dog. Sarah met Max first, and then she met Phil, and they’ve been together ever since! So what to call their wines? Why Max & Me of course! Phil and Sarah Lehmann’s 120 acre property ‘Boongarie’ in the Eden Valley produces superb quality Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. And Phil’s ‘day job’ making wine for Parker Estate, Hesketh, Vickery and St Johns Road has kitted him out handsomely in the winemaker skills stakes to enable him to make the utmost of these outstanding vineyards.
A perfect young riesling. All lemons with hints of kaffir lime. Crackling acidity and will drink well for 10 years or so.
Blueberry and plum, graphite and mocha, liquorice. Some gum leaf lift. An array of spices. This wine has it all. Beautiful aromatic, perfect mouth feel and tannins that are simply elegant.
Violets, sage, blackcurrant, plenty of fruit and plenty of tannin. Gum leaf. Beautiful integration of oak. A smoky, hay-like character.
Appearance: Deep and dark blood-red, concentrated rim.
Aroma: Dark brooding red fruits, some cedar, fresh earth, leather.
Flavour: Rich and textural cab; ripe, dark fruits and chocolate with leather and earthiness, a slight touch of varietal leafiness. Tertiaries just beginning to develop.
The Barossa is known for its warmth, and the Western Ridge where Jack West has his vineyards tops the measurements. In Jacks words, "Where white grapes fear to grow, the need for a red thirst quencher is at its highest. " Light and savoury Rose is the answer
John Lienert (aka Jack West) has crafted out of his family vineyards spectacular Grenache. Light to medium weight, intensely coloured and bright fruits make a sensational Western Barossa Ridge Grenache.
Medium to full bodied Western Ridge Shiraz. Very strongly red fruit orientated with classy fine grain tannins.