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Peter Lehmann

The winery "Peter Lehmann Wines" is located in Tanunda in Barossa Valley in South Australia. Australian winemaker Peter Lehmann (1930-2013) has been with the winery for over ten years Yalumba active and appointed as Chief Winemaker of the Saltram winery from the early 1960s. In 1978, he and his wife Margaret founded the Masterton Barossa Vignerons winery. It was renamed Peter Lehmann Wines in 1986 and listed on the Australian stock exchange as a public company in 1993. Peter Lehmann enjoyed a legendary reputation due to his wines, was called "Baron des Barossa Valleys" and was awarded the "Order of Australia" order awarded by Queen Elizabeth II. In the mid-1990s, the oldest son Doug took over the business. In 2003 the winery was founded by the Hess Family Estates bought by Donald M. Hess from Switzerland, but the management stayed with Doug Lehmann in the family.

Peter Lehmann - Entrance to the tasting room and cellar

The company's own vineyards cover 73 hectares of vineyards, but only provide three percent of the production. The vast majority of the grapes are purchased from the 200 contract winemakers who produce according to strict quality criteria. There are single-variety wines and blends from the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Pinot Noir, Shiraz ( Syrah ), Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Merlot, Malbec ( Cot ) and Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ), as well as from the white wine varieties Riesling. Chardonnay. Chenin Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc. Sémillon and Muscadelle produced. These include vines that are over a hundred years old. The large product range includes wines under different labels. These are Ambassador Range (with eg "Stonewell Shiraz", "The Futures Shiraz" and the CS-dominated cuvée "Mentor"), Cellar Reserve (sweet wines and dessert wines à la Sherry), Barossa Range, Clancy's, Vine Vale, Weighbridge and wildcard. There will be "real" barriques (no chips) used. Over 50% of the wines are exported worldwide, mainly to the United States, to Great Britain and New Zealand,

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