When two good mates get together, one the Chief Winemaker with a major winery, the other with a passion for wine – the inevitable had to happen and Purple Hands Wines was created. Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade started Purple Hands in 2006 from humble beginnings. Just over a tonne of handpicked Shiraz was crushed and barrel fermented in Craig’s shed making around 100 dozen. Then came the hard part – finding a name for their new wine brand.
Our mission is to produce fruit driven wines with elegance and texture that reflect the vineyards from which they are sourced.
Artisans of the Barossa
We are delighted to be part of Artisans of the Barossa. A group of like-minded producers with a common goal to protect and promote small batch, sub-regional winemaking. Our commitment to making inspirational wines that uphold the culture and traditions of Barossa. We make products that excite, inspire and delight our customers and each other.
The Artisans of Barossa Wine Room is located at Vino Lokal Barossa Wine Room & Bar at 64 Murray Street Tanunda in the heart of the Barossa Valley.
The Wine Room is open from 12 noon to 6 pm every day and offers for tasting a broad and ever-changing selection of our Artisans wines. A $10 tasting fee applies, but is refundable upon purchase.