We have the great fortune to work closely and source our grapes from premium vineyards throughout the Barossa Valley.
Our primary Purple Hands Wines vineyard is located just north of Williamstown.
Craig initially planted 8 hectares in 2000 with 2 clones of Shiraz, then further developed the vineyard in 2012 with 1 hectare each of Aglianico and Montepulciano and 4 hectares of Shiraz. The vineyard has a great aspect and near perfect dirt, friable red clay over limestone, ideal for growing high quality red grapes. Located at the southern end of the Barossa Valley between Williamstown and Lyndoch, it sits at around 270m in elevation.
Zerk Grenache Vineyard
Planted by the Zerk family in 1961 and located 1 Km east of the township of Lyndoch.
Third generation Jordan Zerk is the current custodian of the family property planted by his farther and grandfather .
The Grenache site is around 280 m above sea level with a northerly aspect. Soil consists of deep red clay with bands of ironstone. The vineyard is own rooted, clone is unknown. The vines are goblet hand pruned to 32 buds. The mid rows are cultivated to natural sward. No irrigation is used.
Our third source is the ‘Woodlands’ vineyard also located just outside of Lyndoch.
Circa 1880 PF Zimmermann planted 468 Cabernet Sauvignon vines on his family property Woodlands, situated on the outskirts of Lyndoch.
We feel privileged to be custodians of this special part of the Barossa and believe this to be one of the oldest bearing plantings of this variety in Australia and possibly the world. To respect this pioneering vigneron and the vines he planted, we have applied minimal winemaking input endeavoring to craft a wine that reflects the history and site.