Our Wine Partners
We have curated a collection of wines that showcase the mastery and artistry of small wine producers who pour their hearts into every bottle. These are not mass-produced wines; rather, they are the result of years of dedication, innovation, and a deep-seated love for the craft. Each drop is a testament to the winemaker’s unwavering commitment to creating something extraordinary, something that embodies the very essence of the terroir it hails from.
Tim Smith: Crafting Authentic Barossa Wines
With over 30 years of winemaking experience, Tim Smith is all about creating authentic, standout wines. From his beginnings as a cellar hand in Barossa Valley to founding Tim Smith Wines in 2001, his dedication shines. Awarded Winemaker of the Year in 2019, Tim’s wines blend tradition and innovation. Focusing on Barossa’s iconic Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro, along with Eden Valley’s Viognier and Riesling, he collaborates with esteemed vineyards. Tim’s hands-off approach in the winery lets the grapes’ quality shine, resulting in wines that are both acclaimed and enjoyable. For Tim, crafting exceptional, pedigree-driven wines is a passion that resonates in every bottle.
Tom Keelan: Redefining Tradition in Winemaking
Tom Keelan, founder of The Pawn Wine Co., is a pioneering winemaker reshaping the industry by crafting small-batch wines that celebrate their origins and elevate unique grape varieties. With a background in viticulture and a family legacy of gardening, his philosophy centers on capturing vineyard essence. From early days at Rockford Wines to a fascination with Spain’s Tempranillo, Tom’s journey fuses tradition with innovation, resulting in elegant wines that tell stories of craftsmanship. As The Pawn Wine Co.’s founder, he passionately advocates for authenticity and exploration, offering wines that redefine conventions and invite a new tasting experience.
Ben “Chippy” Chipman: Crafting Unique Barossa Wines
Ben “Chippy” Chipman, the creative force behind Tomfoolery Wines, embodies innovation in winemaking. With a background steeped in viticulture, Ben’s passion translates into aromatic, structured wines that tell stories. Focusing on alternative varieties, he sources grapes from historic vineyards, creating vibrant, food-friendly wines. Tomfoolery’s minimalistic approach combines traditional and modern techniques, delivering elegant, layered flavors that celebrate the Barossa’s essence.
Trevor Harch: A Family’s Wine Legacy
Trevor Harch’s journey from construction to crafting wines at Brockenchack is a testament to passion and perseverance. With roots in Sunshine Coast, his love for Barossa Shiraz ignited a family venture. Named after his grandchildren, Brockenchack Wines thrives on family values, producing wines that blend history and innovation. From historic Riesling vines to a state-of-the-art winery, the estate is a haven of luxury. Guided by tradition and led by the next generation, Brockenchack stands as a timeless Barossa gem.