Our 50th Winemaker is here! Meet Barossa Legend, Tim Smith

Published by Tamara Harrison - 3rd Dec 2018

This guy has got serious International street cred!

How’s this for a sensational welcome to your latest, and 50th, Naked winemaker (woohoo!) – a cracking endorsement from another equally brilliant Barossa champion:

“If you look up ‘Undiscovered Barossa Winemaking Genius’ in the Macquarie Dictionary there
would be a picture of Tim Smith”
Stuey Bourne, legend winemaker

Drop-the-mic, nothing more to say, except…

The sheer calibre of winemakers knocking on our Naked HQ door asking to make wine exclusively for Angels is truly awe inspiring – game changing, even.

It’s again a testament to the fact that Naked Wines is driving a seismic shift in the way wine is made and enjoyed in Australia.

And, the Angel word (and, the Winemaker word) is powering this very real revolution. It’s here, and it’s happening right now.

Tim Smith is your quintessential Barossa artisan

Tim forged out on his own after becoming disillusioned making wines for ‘the man’. He now walks to the beat of his own drum and is happy with the fact – “If I can’t sell my wine at least I’ll enjoy drinking it myself!”. You gotta love it.

This guy is a one man band – he does everything in the winery himself. His attention to detail is next level and you can taste the dedication, the experience and the talent in every single drop of nectar he produces.

He also has serious street cred! Thirty two years in the biz has seen Tim making wines across the globe including France, Portugal and New Zealand. And then, in Australia for Yalumba, St Hallett, Tatachilla and Chateau Tanunda – icons all.

Best Shiraz in the World. Yes!

Oh, should mention too, that Tim Smith has been awarded ‘Best Shiraz in the World’ at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London in 2010 for a wine he crafted while working at Chateau Tanunda that sold north of $290 a bottle – love it!

And then…

This multi award-winning genius has also hauled a staggering 12 Gold Medals from the Berlin Wine Show in 2010 back to his Australia home via his carry on. Let me repeat that last bit – 12 Gold Medals from one single international wine show!

Extraordinary. And, there are just sooo many more accolades…

It’s because of Angel’s support that he’s come on board.

Welcome to a Barossa L.E.G.E.N.D – Tim Smith

Oh, in case you were wondering, his Angel-exclusive wines are named after his other love – he’s a rockin’ drummer!

Ready. Set. Go – Tim Smith Wines are about to make a lot of noise!

Why not give him a follow , say hi and welcome him to the Naked family?


Mark ‘Poll’ Pollard – Wine Guru


  • Follow Tim Smith on the Naked Wines websites to hear the latest updates and behind the scenes news from this Barossa legend.
  • Invite a friend to join you as an Angel. They’ll receive $100 off their first case, and you’ll get a little extra credit in your Naked Wines piggy bank. Everyone’s a winner!
  • Become an Angel. Our customers, called Angels, get better wine for their money by supporting independent, Australian and New Zealand winemakers. Join the revolution at nakedwines.com.au