We welcome Tim from Tim Smith Wines Barossa back to the Artisans house on the 21/22 April.
The Tim Smith Wines one man band kicked off in 2002, and 15 years later remains a one-man band starring the same one man. (Give the winery a call - the only answer you’ll ever get is ‘Hi, this is Tim Smith from Tim Smith Wines.) Each year, a little more wine is made, and then a little more is sold to fund making a little more the following vintage. But never so much that one hard working bloke can’t continue to point to every single of bottle of wine that has ever appeared with his name on it and say with enormous and justifiable pride – ‘I made that!’
Tim refers to his chosen home as ‘God's Own Barossa’. "I am fortunate to be in a business that, despite its lows and because of its highs, has allowed me to forge not just a career, but provide a lifestyle unsurpassed anywhere else - although Bandol in southern France would give it a run for its money if Port Power could arrange to play a few home games nearby. ‘Passionate’ is a hackneyed word, but this is what I admire about this region and its people. The cumulative passion of seven generations of Barossans for their patch of dirt and what they grow allows me as a relative newcomer to make great wine from some of the planet’s most remarkable vineyards. And alongside my life as a winemaker, I get to spend hours riding my vintage Triumph motorcycle through the Eden Valley high country, explore the Barossa’s bakeries for the best freshly baked breads anywhere, and (if you know the right farmers), feast on sublime local lamb and pork. In addition to all this, I still get to be the drummer in a band! Why would I want to live and make wine anywhere else? (Especially when Port Power’s home games are played nearby.)”
We admire Tim’s take on wine and life. His approach to winemaking is grounded in respect for the gifts the Barossa landscape and the passion of its grape growing families gives him. He works bloody hard as you’d expect for a one-man band, and he is utterly consumed by everything there is to love about Barossa. We’re very happy to have Tim Smith from Tim Smith Wines as our Winemaker in the House on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April between 12 and 4pm with a fantastic selection of his current release Barossa wines.
Contact Artisans of Barossa on (08) 8563 3935, or email@example.com for more information.
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