Spinifex

5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
"Winery of the Year" - Penguin Australian Wine Guide

“Pete [Schell] and his partner Magali Gely operate what I think is the best new-wave of small-scale Barossa wine companies to emerge at the beginning of the 21st century… These weren’t big, blockbuster, showy wines designed to impress. They were wines that managed to take the best of the Barossa’s sometimes forgotten varietal traditions and fuse them onto a very European flavour sensibility.” - Max Allen, The Future Makers

"We started Spinifex in 2001 with the opportunity to source some great old vine Mataro growing in deep white drift-sand on the Barossa Valleys’ Western Ridge. Our focus is on making regional wines from the traditional Mediterranean grape varieties that have been grown successfully in Australia for over 150 years - Shiraz, Mataro, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Gris,  Marsanne and Semillon. We aim to make wines that display signatures of vineyard provenance and vintage, show regional typicity and have a consistent thread of 'house style' that reflects our preferences and experiences with wine. The wines we choose to make are  predominately blends, the synergies derived from blending wines of differing character enhance the subtle complexities, even textures and profound personalities delivered from great old vine vineyards." - Spinifex

  • Spinifex La Maline Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Wine Front 96 Points!   "Barossa Valley shiraz with a splash of Viognier. Super shiraz. Powerfully fruited but soft through the palate and, importantly, spread widely with tannin. A few sips and the word complete came to mind. Berries, earth,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Bete Noir Shiraz 2014

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    "Shows sweet fruit and violet on the nose with the frangrance suggesting whole bunches. Sappy flavours and suppleness confirm this. Fresh blackberry, plum, sage aroma with developed mocha espresso notes. Rather lovely. Well-concetrated wine with...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Esprit Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    - Wine Front 93 points!Its both creamy and spicy but the wash of raspberried fruit is where the real action is. This slips through the mouth beautifully, layers of leather and earth adding plenty to that core of creamy red berried fruit. Pleasure and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Indigene Mataro Shiraz 2010

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    - Wine Front 94 points!If I was in the mood for a Barossa red I cant think of too many Id reach for ahead of this. Drinkability and class in a well structured framework. Ground spice, mixed berries, chicory and licorice. Theres a dry, chocolatey element...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex La Colline Shiraz 2011

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "La Colline, The Hill, is a 100% Adelaide Hills Shiraz and this is Pete Schell's second release. Schell has worked with bits and pieces of Adelaide Hills fruit over the years but this wine marks Spinifex's first all-Hills bottling. And no surprises-it's...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Moppa Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    "In the extreme north west corner of the Barossa Valley is a small, old vineyard planting of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. Planted sometime in the 1940’s or 50’s, its owned and cared for by an older Bachelor who has grown up on the block – its been...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Rose 2016

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Wine Front 94 points!“Grenache (52%), Cinsault (30 %), Mataro (14%) and Ugni blanc (4%). Cherry, rosehip, and a dusting of fennel, spice and earth. Medium bodied, dry and almost chalky in texture, with redcurrant and cherry, delivered in savoury style...

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  • Spinifex Shiraz Viognier 2007

    [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Shiraz Viognier 2007

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    -Campbell Mattinson 95 points!'It seems that Spinifex wines can do no wrong. Funny thing is that I took a while to be convinced of the Spinifex mastery ... but I'm well and truly on board now. Exactly what top-notch shiraz viognier should be. Elegant and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Bete Noir Shiraz 2013

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Wine Front 95 points!“Barossa/Eden Valley shiraz, fermented with a percentage of whole bunches and matured in French oak. Power and control. These Spinifex reds really are a class act. It packs blackberry, plum, roasted nut and asphalt flavours into...

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  • Spinifex Esprit Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Esprit Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2010

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Campbell Mattinson 94 Points!"Celebrated blend of mataro, shiraz and grenache " with some extra input from cinsault. Cracking wine, this 2010. Beautifully well managed. Tastes fresh and lively and yet has leathery, earthen notes " to complement the...

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