Tomfoolery Wines – Barossa Valley
The Tomfoolery Wines – Barossa Valley adventure began in the sweltering heat of the 2004 harvest between best mates Ben Chipman and Toby Yap, and a tonne of old vine Shiraz. The fruit was picked with some generous assistance from friends, then de-stemmed and basket pressed to produce the first ‘Artful Dodger’ Shiraz. Over the following vintages the boys expanded their production to include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mataro, Tempranillo and Pinot Noir.
Tomfoolery Wines – Barossa Valley’s philosophy is simple:
to make Best Wine in the Barossa, small parcels of fruit, hand-crafted through a simple and relatively non-interventional approach with the aim to truly reflect the individual characteristics of the vineyard and variety. Tomfoolery wines are made with old world simplicity in a new world of wine. The fruit from our selected vineyards is hand picked and fermented in small open fermenters, which are pumped over by hand twice daily. Wines are matured in barrel, stacked in pyramids on traditional stillage, and bottled with no fining or filtration.
Tomfoolery Wines – Barossa Valley is located in the Eastern Slope facing West, which provides brilliant mid morning till dusk sunlight to develop the flavors of the Barossa and more importantly the Tomfoolery vineyard.