With family roots and extensive wine-making experience in the South of France, there is a strong French connection which drives the style and feel of Spinifex. Started in 2001 by Peter Schell and Magali Gely, Spinifex sources grapes from some of the oldest Barossa and Eden Valley vineyards planted to the classic Mediterranean varieties (Shirax, Grenache, Mataro, Cinsault, Carignan and Ugni Blanc) that have been successfully grown in the Barossa for over 150 years. With a winemaking philosophy that embraces sustainable vineyard practises and minimal intervention in the winery, there is a strong focus on producing wines where balance, purity of fruit and restraint is key. Such an approach delivers wines with a strong sense of integrity, personality, regional character and style.
Pale as pale, and dry as dry. Soft red fruit arromatics and gentle mouth feel make this go perfect with any deck and 28 degree or more day.
Grenache from Pete Schell is always distinctive! His talent with the varioety is truly sensational. This bright youthful Grenache will be sure to please.
Predominantly Grenache (91%) with Mataro (7% )and Cinsault (2%). Sourced from old vineyards on the northern, western and eastern edges of the Barossa Valley and from Moculta and Springton in Eden Valley.
The 2016 Spinifex Pinot Noir is sourced from a single vineyard nestled high in the Barossa Ranges, just beneath the famed Steingarten Vineyard. Fermented as whole clusters with indigenous yeast and matured sur lie for 10 months prior to being bottled it displays all the classic hallmarks of the great Pinot grape, an alluring fragrance and a fine supple palate.
Brightness, spice and liquorice abound in this fine example of Barossa Shiraz from Pete Schell. Lower alcohol is welcoming relief from a landscape that is dominated by high octane examples of Shiraz. Perfectly framed in the lightest touch of french oak makes for exquisite drinking!
Twelve Barossa vineyards were the source for 2014 Bete Noir Shiraz. Vineyard age ranges from between 25 and 130 years, with 60 years being a fair average across the blend. Vineyards are located across a variety of the Barossa’s sub regions, the Eastern Foothills, Moppa, Moculta, and Eden Valley all contributing.
Sourced from a 100+ year old vineyard north of Nuriootpa that is situated on sandy loam soil.