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Purple Hands Wines

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 hand picked 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.

Their home vineyard – Stansborough is situated in the Southern Barossa just north west of Williamstown. Literally, a stones throw from the Whispering Wall reservoir.

The 32 acre vineyard is planted on perfect Shiraz dirt, friable red clay over limestone. The vineyard plantings include Shiraz, Montepulciano and Aglianico. The southern end of the valley is recognized as the “cooler” end of the valley, with slightly lower temperatures and longer ripening periods to develop flavours.


  • Purple Hands Deep Purple Shiraz 2021

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    • Purple Hands Deep Purple Shiraz 2021

      Intense Purple colour leads to an enticing nose of blueberry and raspberry conserve, black olive with earthy notes adding contrast. Full bodied palate with incredible fruit sweetness and intensity. The fantastic vintage allowed ripe textural tannins that balance the fruit sweetness. This wine can be enjoyed now but will reward...

      $20.00

  • Colours Of The South Pinot Blanc 2021 6 Pack

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    • Colours Of The South Pinot Blanc 2021 6 Pack

      Pale colour, aromas that jump out of the glass with so many florals, complexed by spice, lemon skin, apple, musk and flint. The palate has a wonderful texture with lovely, sweet fruit, the floral notes replicate on the palate. This wine with its flavour and textures is so easy to...

      $101.00 $91.00

  • Colours Of The South Pinot Gris 2023 - 6 Pack

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    • Colours Of The South Pinot Gris 2023 - 6 Pack

      Pale colour, aromas of nashi pear, florals with hints of apple make it difficult to take your nose out of the glass. Palate gives florals and pear with lemon notes giving great balance to the natural textural elements of this variety. The natural acidity that this cool area provides adds...

      $108.00 $98.00

  • Colours Of The South Pinot Blanc 2022 - 6 Pack

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    • Colours Of The South Pinot Blanc 2022 - 6 Pack

      Pale colour, aromas that jump out of the glass with so many florals, complexed by spice, lemon skin, apple, musk and flint. The palate has a wonderful texture with lovely, sweet fruit, the floral notes replicate on the palate. This wine with its flavour and textures is so easy to...

      $108.00 $98.00

  • Colours Of The South Mourvedre 2020 6 Pack

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    • Colours Of The South Mourvedre 2020 6 Pack

      Purple/red leads a complex array of aromas with Mourvèdre classic savory earthy and Iodine notes, florals, orange rind and raspberry jube adding complexity. One of the highlights is the mouthfeel and length of tannin giving a wonderful combination of fruit sweetness and texture. Colours Of The South will not bottle...

      $101.00 $91.00

  • Colours Of The South Rosso 2020 6 Pack

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    • Colours Of The South Rosso 2020 6 Pack

      Vibrant colour, aromas of red berry, florals, herbs, orange peel and sweet spice resembling red wine-based vermouth. A crunchy lively palate crisp palate showing elements of each variety. The Negro Amaro adding floral, citrus and the spice element, Montepulciano adding the red berry fruit, with Aglianico giving rose and dried...

      $101.00 $91.00

  • Purple Hands Wines Shiraz 2021 6 Pack

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    • Purple Hands Wines Shiraz 2021 6 Pack

      Purple/Red colour leads to an enticing nose of raspberry, licorice, cracked pepper with some dried herb showing. The French oak adding a vanilla and mocha note. Quite a dense palate with good concentration, licorice and bitter dark chocolate flavours tend to dominate the palate. Silky tannins give texture and balance...

      $120.00 $108.00

  • Purple Hands Wines Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2021 6 Pack

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    • Purple Hands Wines Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2021 6 Pack

      The colour is a vibrant crimson with purple hues. Explosion of pure fruit on the nose, red and black berries dominate with Mataro florals evident. The palate is ridiculously vibrant, the juicy and sweet fruited nature of this wine is quite alluring. The tannins are wonderfully fine and add balance...

      $111.00 $100.00

  • Purple Hands Wines Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2020 6 Pack

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    • Purple Hands Wines Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2020 6 Pack

      Purple/red leads a complex array of aromas with Mataro dominating, classic savoury and smoked meat notes with earth and warm spices adding interest, Grenache adds a lovely black cherry notes. The palate is juicy and fleshy with lovely fruit sweetness. Mataro tannins shine with Grenache adding some flesh and Shiraz...

      $111.00 $100.00

  • Purple Hands Wines Grenache 2022 6 Pack

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    • Purple Hands Wines Grenache 2022 6 Pack

      Vibrant crimson colour leads to aromas of raspberry, cherry and bergamot, whole clusters adding subtle herbal notes adding to the complexity. Palate is mid weight and textural with generous red berry sweet fruit, fine fruit and stem tannins add balance to the mouthfeel, crisp acidity gives a wonderful crunchy and...

      $120.00 $108.00

  • Colours of the South Rosso 2020

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    • Colours of the South Rosso 2020

      Vibrant colour, aromas of red berry, florals, herbs, orange peel and sweet spice resembling red wine-based vermouth. A crunchy lively palate crisp palate showing elements of each variety. The Negro Amaro adding floral, citrus and the spice element, Montepulciano adding the red berry fruit, with Aglianico giving rose and dried...

      $19.00

  • Purple Hands Grenache 2022

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    • Purple Hands Grenache 2022

      Bright crimson colour leads to aromas of raspberry, cherry, earth, sweet spice with herbal hints from the whole clusters. Palate is lively and fleshy with tannins giving a crunchy texture. Excellent flavour with persistence, sweet red berry flavours combined with a soft gentle finish gives a wine that you can...

      $24.00