The Tomfoolery 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 birth of the Artful Dodger.
He was a snub-nosed, flat-browed, common-faced boy enough; and as dirty a juvenile as one would wish to see; but he had about him all the airs and manners of a man, void of taking responsibility or consequences of his mis-doing. The master of his surroundings as Shiraz is the master of ours.
The Tomfoolery winemaking philosophy is simple: 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.
The Tomfoolery ‘Artful Dodger’ Shiraz is sourced from a premium 80 year old vineyard in the sub-region of Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley.
Producer/Brand – Tomfoolery Winemakers
Designer – Toby Yap
Vintage – 2013
Varietal – Shiraz
Region – Barossa Valley
Printing Press – Conventional
Stock – Chateau Enhanced
Embellishments -Gold Screen and Copper Foil