Eight family-owned Barossa Valley wineries have joined forces to develop a new wine and food destination in Tanunda – Artisans of Barossa.
John Duval Wines, Spinifex Wines, Purple Hands Winery, Lienert Vineyards, The Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., Schwarz Wine
Co., Hobbs of Barossa Ranges and Sons of Eden have been working together since 2005 to promote their wines and raise awareness of the region’s exciting small batch winemaking scene.
The group has already collaborated on two successful venues in the Barossa – their original cellar door to the east of Tanunda which operated for 7 years until; late 2018, and Vino Lokal Wine Bar & Wine Room in Tanunda which opened in early 2019.
Artisans’ new home, which is being constructed at Kroemer’s Crossing in Tanunda, will host wine tastings along with a seven-day-a-week dining program and a store featuring Barossa and South Australian produce.
The menu will be inspired by the culinary traditions of the Barossa, with Chef Ryan Edwards working closely with Artisans’ winemakers to develop dishes matched to the wines using produce sourced locally and in step with the seasons.
Artisans of Barossa spokesperson Howard Duncan said: “Our purpose has to protect and promote the art of small batch Barossa winemaking, which has become an integral feature of Barossa’s wine identity over the past 20 years.
“Being able to showcase our wines in our own home, alongside exceptional food in a beautiful setting, is something we’ve been working on for nearly 5 years. Our aim was always to bring something new to the experience of enjoying Barossa wine, and we’re excited about what we’re about to deliver. We are moving beyond the tasting bar as the central focus of the wine experience and want to present Barossa wine any way you like – the range and depth of experience visitors will
enjoy at Artisans’ new home will be unmatched.
“Key experiences will include wine tastings, a range of dining options, space for special occasions such as weddings and a store called DelikatESSEN opening later in the year, which will be stocked with fresh produce from our own kitchen and local and South Australian producers. We also promise great coffee.”
There will be 40 wines on tasting, five from each winery, plus a selection of Artisans of Barossa collaborative wines.
“The art of winegrowing and winemaking is what has made the Barossa a household name around the world and we fully intend to hero what the small producers of this region are capable of alongside the very best in seasonal and local produce,” Duncan said.
The venue will open on Friday, October 1, with construction well underway on site.
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