After selling out of the inaugural release, we’re pleased to launch our new vintage Phil & Thrope wines.

Not only are these super tasty wines, but by choosing PHIL & THROPE, you’re helping Foundation Barossa to support people and causes close to home and the heart.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple; to create great wines for a great cause.

Our Wines

2023 Hughesy’s Eden Valley Riesling

$200 / Dozen (plus freight)


Made by John Hughes of Rieslingfreak and sourced from the Zander and Mason family, from Flaxman Valley and the Tscharke and Bartholomaeus vineyards from Eden Valley, Phil & Thrope’s 2023 Riesling is fruit-driven with generosity on the palate, poised for ultimate enjoyment on release.




LEHMO'S BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ (DOZEN)2021 Lehmo’s Barossa Valley Shiraz

$200 / Dozen (plus freight)


The 2021 Barossa Valley Shiraz is made by David Lehmann of david Franz. A three-barrel blend selected from their Bultawilta, Horse Paddock and House on the Hill Blocks to create a rich, Barossa Shiraz that drinks beautifully now or will go the distance in any cellar.



The Labels

A special thank you to the artists (pictured) from Tutti Arts, who created the labels:

  • Hughesy’s Eden Valley Riesling artwork, created by Johanna Roberts
  • Lehmo’s Barossa Valley Shiraz artwork, created by Gemma Brett



Some thoughts by Grant Dickson

2023 Hughesy’s Riesling

Few Australian winemakers have garnered the acclaim enjoyed by John Hughes since he began Rieslingfreak. The shelves in his Pool Room must be groaning beneath the weight of numerous trophies and gold medals.

John’s wines are defined by delicacy and precision. I imagine that if the clothing industry had attracted his attention instead of wine, the world would be enraptured by his fine needlework, the sheer transparency of his choice of fabrics and the embroidered beauty of his skimpy designs. Perhaps there’s still time for a Hughesy lingerie line? Aficionados of intimate apparel would get so excited!

Lacy, filigreed beauty is one of the defining features of his Rieslings. Without fail, no matter what the vicissitudes of vintage, his wines are ethereal, silky and transparent, yet are underwired by a flow of acidity that gives them the structure to evolve for many years.

John’s 2023 Phil & Thrope Riesling brings a generosity of fruit into the mix, with a looser-knit acid structure that allows the wine to shine at release. Eden Valley’s signature lime and lemon flavours are tethered to notes of stone fruit and almond blossom. By all means enjoy this with food, but you really don’t have to. I’d be opening a bottle on a balmy night while enjoying a Barossa sunset.

2021 Lehmo’s Shiraz

Dave Lehmann has again produced a textbook Barossa Shiraz for Foundation Barossa. I’ve long been a fan of Dave’s David Franz wines of all colours and this bears all the characteristics of his craft.

2021 was the first of three consecutive la ñina vintages and produced wines of outstanding flavour development. There is the richness here sought by many drinkers. The satsuma fruit is supported by background oak that suggests cardamon and cinnamon spice. The oak is subtle but pleasantly ‘cedary’; I’m reminded of opening an antique wardrobe filled with tweed jackets and highly polished old leather boots.

This is a shiraz that delights the palate at release but will continue to give pleasure over many years to come.


In addition to the winemakers we would like to recognise the following sponsors:

  • Wine labels donated by CCL
  • Photography of images by multi-disciplinary creative, Andy Ellis

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