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 Papillon Grenache Blend 2021

    Spinifex Papillon Grenache Blend 2021

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley


      "Mostly grenache, some cinsault. Playful GC blend. Juicy, flirty red. Floral scents, red berries in scents and flavours, good chomp of sticky tannins, this fine, fresh feel throughout. Glistens in the palate; like sucking on a ruby. That...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Garcon Grenache 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] Spinifex Garcon Grenache 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley


      "Celebrating the legacy of Barossa Valley Grenache, Pete Schell sources this wine from three dry-grown, old-vine parcels: one in the extreme west at Moppa (55 years old); one in northern Barossa at Ebenezer (90 years old); and one in Bethany in...


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

    [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...


  • 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...