Recommended Selections

Our favourite Barossa Valley wines 

Presented here are some of our favourite wines that we have selected from unique small or family owned wineries in the Barossa Valley. These small to medium size family wineries have access to outstanding parcels of Barossa Valley fruit that they magically craft into outstanding premium wine that is often quite rare and extremely difficult to get unless you go to the cellar door, fine wine merchants or selected fine dining restaurants. Barossa Reserve offers a virtual Barossa Valley Wine Region Cellar Door experience as we provide information about the individual wines, the wineries where they were made, the vineyards the fruit was sourced from and the winemaker who crafted the wines. We also offer the convenience of being able to purchase a selection of wines at cellar door prices which will be delivered to your door.

How It Works

We utilise our knowledge and connections in the Barossa Valley to find outstanding wines from smaller and family owned wineries. You can find out more about the individual wines by accessing the winery information page and reading a description of the wine and its individual characteristics including tasting notes and information about the winery and the vineyards where the fruit was sourced.

To make it easier for you we recommend wines in three different categories:

  • A "Super Premium" Selection - these are some of the best wines in the Barossa Valley. Save these wines for special occasions with your partner or to share with a small group of your best friends at dinner parties.
  • A "Premium" Selection - Award winning premium wines to impress your friends and have them asking where you got them.
  • A "Great Value" Selection - Great wines that you can enjoy at home with dinner or with friends and relatives on the weekend where they will be the "pick of the wines"

None of the wines are quaffers. If you are not satisfied that a particular wine is an outstanding example of premium Barossa wine then I will refund 50% of the value of that wine.

These wines are priced at cellar door pricing and reflect their true merit and not just a “brand name” and so punch well above their weight for their price. You can order a selection, choose your own six pack or "join the club" for regular quarterly deliveries.

After trying these outstanding wines you can go back and select your own absolute favourites from the "Outstanding Value", "Premium" or "Super Premium" sections and order any combination that you like in packs of six. If you order two or more packs of wines in the same order you'll only pay shipping for the first pack.  Join the club and in addition to regular scheduled quarterly deliveries of guaranteed premium Barossa wines, you'll get a 10% discount for each six pack, access to special limited release museum stock and other specials when they become available you will also receive all deliveries free of charge.

Michael & Adele Williams, Wine Lovers

Featured wineries

Soul Growers

August 28, 2020

Soul Growers was started by a group of four mates who had significant previous experience in larger corporate wineries and decided to pursue their own dream of creating wines that reflected the soul of the Barossa Valley. That soul is the grape growing families in the Barossa Valley, those families who have nurtured their vineyards over generations and who were largely descendent from the original Lutheran German settlers who came to South Australia as early the 1830s when the South Australian colony was first established.  Paul, Tom and Stu produce wines that reflect the family vineyards and exemplify Barossa Valley wines. Each batch of wines from each carefully selected family vineyard is treated separately through tank fermentation, pressing and aging in barrels. The very best...

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Gumpara Wines - Mader Reserve Shiraz

July 28, 2014

Gumpara WinesIn 1856 the Mader family, driven by religious persecution, left their homeland of Germany, to settle in Australia. The family brought with them traditional viticulture skills along with farming and fruit growing practices and set up a new life on 60 acres of land in the small township called Light Pass, in South Australia. Choosing a section of land aside the banks of the North Para (river) and eastern hillsides of the Barossa Valley, proved to be an excellent site to begin a vineyard. As time went by, all farming and fruit growing gave way to 100% viticulture.

Six Generations later, Mark Mader would produce the first wine under the Gumpara label, in the year 2000. The name Gumpara is...

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Magpie Estate

July 19, 2014

Magpie Estate is a joint venture between Rolf Binder and an English wine merchant. Most of the wines produced are exported to Canada, the UK and Denmark and very little is sold in Australia. The Election Shiraz is kept "under the radar" and has developed to become a cultish wine. We are very lucky to be able to offer the The Election Shiraz to Barossa Reserve Customers in Australia. The philosophy of this wine is to produce a premium high quality Shiraz that is a true expression of a Barossa shiraz for that particular vintage. It is not made every year and was not made in 2011 and 2012.  The fruit for The Election in 2010 was sourced mainly from...

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Smallfry Wines

July 15, 2014

Smallfry Wines is a partnership in business and life between Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens. They were both born into the industry and have various trade and technical qualifications and have both worked in most aspects of wine production in enterprises big and small.Suzi and Wayne are viticulturists bitten by the winemaking bug, and the chance to turn their own high quality fruit into great wine was too good to pass up. Natural ferments, nil to minimal adjustment, old oak a soft hand in the cellar allows the vineyard to speak. The style is food friendly, Euro style, with a eye to balance and subtlety.The essential component of any great wine is great fruit, and they are lucky enough to...

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