Spinifex was started by Magali Gely and Peter Schell in 2001. Magali and Peter’s background is the key to understanding the styles of wine they produce. Magali comes from a family that has been growing wine near Montpellier for over ten generations, whilst Peter is a trained oenologist and has made wine in Burgundy, Switzerland, Provence, the Minervois, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and New Zealand. Peter and Magali’s combined backgrounds have led to the belief that the vineyard is paramount in the production of unique, ultra-premium wines, and that the wines the produce should not only reflect their sites; showing richness and intensity; but also be well balanced and a pleasure to drink. Spinifex wines are typically produced from very old, 50 to 120 year old, low yielding vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys.