Wines of elegance, texture and intrigue
that showcase each vineyard from
which they are sourced.

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Two Friends & a Shared Vision

When two good mates got together, the inevitable had to happen and Purple Hands Wines was created.

Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade started Purple Hands in 2006 from humble beginnings, making just 100 dozen the first vintage.

5 Star Rated again in 2024

James Halliday Wine Companion

Both the Shiraz and Grenache have a common theme of elegance, and a voice distinctly different to that of mainstream Barossa.


Anyone who has made red wine will know what a pair of purple stained hands looks like. A red winemakers hands become stained purple during vintage due to the constant contact with grape skins and the juice. This was the inspiration behind our name and wine label.

- Craig Stansborough

Winemaker, Purple Hands Wines

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