From crisp dry Rosés to Shiraz with some serious structure and all the delights of Grenache inbetween.
The range of reds available shows the full spectrum of styles available here at Artisans of Barossa.
Shiraz was selected from the Lienert Vineyards ‘House Block’ – a site ideally suited to producing Shiraz in the classic Barossa Valley mode; rich in flavour and with firm structure.
The KENNEDY is a classic blend of old vine Barossa Valley Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre varieties. Named as a tribute to the legendary Barossa Vigneron’s who pioneered the planting of the old treasured vineyards, which the Barossa enjoys today.
The Grenache fruit is the ‘soul’ of this blend and is from an exceptionally low yielding 50+ year-old Light Pass Vineyard. Originally planted by the Kennedy Family, with ownership eventually being passed onto the charismatic Leo ‘Joe’ KENNEDY who nurtured the vines for many years, selling his prized fruit to local winemakers.
The PUMPA is a blend of Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Tempranillo varieties. Named as a
tribute to Len PUMPA and his fellow Eden Valley Vignerons who pioneered and persisted in one of Australia’s
most challenging but rewarding viticultural regions.
Eden Valley had a mix of British and continental European settlers that tried their hand at grape-growing.
When times were tough particularly in the 1920s many turned away from viticulture, however the Prussian
settlers like Len PUMPA persisted in the face of difficulty, preserving the vineyard resources we are
custodians of today.
Meta Shiraz is a great divergance from the traditional full throtle Barossan Shiraz. It's juicy, medium bodied and lighter in pallet weight and very very drinkable!
This time-honoured blend is our offering to Zephyrus, Greek God of the West Wind, who is often depicted as a horse due to the speed attributed to this majestic animal. The vineyards of the Greater Barossa are regularly buffeted by cooling Westerly winds creating an ideal temperature range in which to slowly ripen.
Bountiful aromas of ripe blueberry and red liquorice, with a palate loaded with bright, juicy and lovely dark berried fruits and a fine savour line of tannins.
John Duval's aim with Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The 2018 release again includes some Eden Valley Shiraz to help maintain the elegance and style of Entity.