The Australian winery was founded in 1840 by the English naval doctor Dr. Henry John Lindeman (1811-1881) in 1843 Hunter Valley
(New South Wales) founded. He had five sons and five daughters. Lindemans had acquired knowledge of viticulture by visiting German and French wine-growing regions. He planted 40 acres of Sémillon near the Paterson River, which was then known as the Hunter River Riesling. He named the place Cawarra, which means "next to running water" in the native language. Lindeman had the idealistic attitude to curb the then rampant drinking among immigrants by enjoying wine instead of brandy and also propagated the great health value of wine. The first winery was built a few years later. The first exported wine was called "Cawarra Claret". The Lindemans wines attracted attention at events in London and Bordeaux in the following years. In 1879, John Lindeman partnered with three of his sons, who continued to operate three years later after his death. The winery remained in the family for a long time and was only bought by Philip Morris in 1971. From 1990 it belonged to Southcorp, the 2005 multi Foster's
was acquired. In May 2011, he stored all wine activities in his own company, which is listed on the stock exchange Treasury Wine Estates
, which now also includes Lindeman's.
The company is currently located in three states. In 1912, the McDonald family bought the Ben Ean and Steven vineyards in Pokolbin
in the Upper Hunter Valley (New South Wales) area. In the mid 1960s Coonawarra
(South Australia) first acquired vineyards, today they cover over 200 hectares. From the late 1960s onwards Padthaway
(South Australia) bought the first vineyards that have now grown to 1,100 hectares. In 1973 a winery was built in Karadoc
near the city of Mildura (Victoria), where the company's headquarters are now. Grapes are also purchased from contract winemakers. The red wines "Limestone Ridge" (80% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon), "Pyrus" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc) and "St. George ”(layered wine from CS). The most famous white wine is "Bin 65 Chardonnay" from Karadoc, of which a million boxes are produced every year. Others are Sémillon from the Hunter Valley and Riesling from Padthaway. In the winery in Corowa
(New South Wales), founded in 1877, only fortified wines are produced.