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.
Dry grown, hand harvested. Single Vineyard High Eden Riesling, vines were planted in 1956 (0.8 tonnes per acre) .
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.
This is serioulsy adult Rose. Mataro dominant makes this wine especially textuaral and really works on the back palate. Enjoy this chilled with oysters, shellfish, or cured or smoked meats.
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.
Grenache from Pete Schell is always distinctive! His talent with the varioety is truly sensational. This bright youthful Grenache will be sure to please.
A Barossa Syrah that shows a nod to the variety's European heritage.
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 90+ yo Bush Vine vineyard in the Barossa sub-region of Lights Pass.