The Barossa’s Cool New Breed of Wine Producers

The Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a food and wine favourite for many, a celebration of sensational regional produce, world-class wines and, of course, the breath-taking Barossa Valley. But this year the young ones are rising through the ranks to take on the experts at the Young & the Restless event this Friday 1st September. There’ll be an exciting range of minimal intervention wines from a range of young growers, including Rock of Wisdom, Sigurd Wines and Brothers at War – this means nearly natural wines that have no additions, with the exception of a smidge of sulphur. Oh, and there’ll also be tunes by Paul Gurry, who’ll be on the decks spinning cool pop and ‘80s rock.

The Growers

Pete & Sofi from Rock of Wisdom

Rock of wisdom

Born and bred in the heart of the Barossa, Rock (that’s Pete) and Wisdom (that’s Sofi) produce wines that are for drinking, not discussing. Minimal intervention means there are no nasties, and the delicate range is a winner.

Dan from Sigurd Wines

sigurd #2

The name has history – after Dan’s great grandfather who travelled from Norway to Australia to fight in the war – but the wine is young, full of life and intensity. Dan is a bit of a character, and doesn’t take himself too seriously so there’s no wine snobbery here. He does know his stuff though, and the passion comes through in the flavours.

Angus & Sam from Brothers at War

Angus  Sam

These two (Angus pictured left, Sam pictured right) have finally sorted out their you know what and now, instead of fighting, they’re working together to create some truly remarkable wine. They come from good vintage (their dad worked alongside some of the pioneers of the Barossa in the ‘70s, including Peter Lehman and Wolf Blass) so the boys have been fortunate enough to have access to his vast knowledge – and cellar! What can you expect? Unique fruity varieties and creative production techniques used to create fine wines full of character.

When: Friday 1st Sep

Time: 6pm-12am

Cost: from $30

To get your tickets head to and follow the links.

If you’re heading to the Barossa why not also check out some of the other events on offer as part of the inaugural Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Our faves include Feed Me Spring presented by Artisans of Barossa and Harvest Kitchen, Spring Fling, The Gin Sessions, and My Big Fat Greek Gourmet.