The best of Barossa
Optimal Grape Growing Conditions
The Barossa region consists of the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The Barossa Valley is warm and dry, with long daily sunshine hours; the ideal climate for making full flavoured, robust Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Eden Valley is higher in altitude. The cooler temperatures allow for excellent acid retention; the key to Peter Lehmann’s sleek, racy Rieslings.
A Treasure Trove of Old Vines
The Barossa Valley is home to some of the oldest grape vines in the world. At well over 100 years in age, these venerable plantings give minute quantities of grapes revered for their highly concentrated, complex flavours. Peter Lehmann’s pinnacle wine “Stonewall Shiraz” is a testament to these noble vineyards.
“In winter, pruned vineyards expose a bare landscape, with cool mists greeting the first rays of sunshine; in summer the vines provide a verdant green contrast to golden paddocks; the setting sun giving off a warm and amber glow”.
– Peter Lehmann Winery (on the unique beauty of Barossa)
A Dynamic Grape Growing Community
Working closely with over 140 growers that have worked with Peter Lehmann Wines for many generations, the quality of Peter Lehmann wines are a testament to the strong relationships forged, allowing us access to the regions most unique and finest fruit.
Each year, they honour these valued partners at their Grower’s Day event. Another long-held tradition takes place during harvest. When the growers arrive to deliver their grapes, they are greeted with refreshments to restore their energy after a hard day’s harvest.
A Culinary Delight
Barossa is renowned for its gastronomic excellence. With mixed British and German roots, and the subsequent arrival of settlers from across the globe, the cuisine is varied and flavourful. At the Peter Lehmann cellar door, the crisp, honeyed Wigan Riesling pairs beautifully with their gourmet antipasto ‘Weighbridge’ platter of local cheeses and charcuterie.