Peter Schell and Magali Gely are a husband-and-wife team from NZ who came to Australia in the early ’90s to study oenology and marketing at Roseworthy College. They have spent 4 vintages making wine in France, mainly in the south where Magali’s family were vignerons for generations near Montpellier. The focus at Spinifex is the red varieties that dominate in the south of France: mataro (more correctly, mourvèdre), grenache, shiraz and cinsault. The wines are made in open fermenters, basket pressed, with partial wild (indigenous) fermentation and relatively long post-ferment maceration. This is a very old approach, but nowadays à la mode. A new cellar door is set to open in June '23. Exports to the UK, Canada, Belgium, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and NZ. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Spinifex Wines is a family owned and operated winery located in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Cinsault, Riesling.
Opening June 2023
Details are correct at time of writing
Please check winery website for up to date details
Bibendum Wine Co.
46 Nuraip Road, Light Pass, SA 5355
(08) 8564 2059