The famous Barossa wine region is a little over an hour by car north of Adelaide, South Australia’s capital and it is here that the Peter Lehmann Wines winery was built in 1979. The first vintage was processed in 1980 and in 1982 the winery was formally named Peter Lehmann Wines. From then on, its wines have been marketed under the Peter Lehmann Wines label.
As well as purchasing grapes from about 185 local independent growers, Peter Lehmann Wines has its own vineyards, which produce about 2% of its requirements. Chief winemaker Andrew Wigan heads the four person team of talented winemakers and it is the contribution of all members that goes into making Peter Lehmann Wines. Sadly Peter Lehmann passed away on June 28, 2013. His contribution to the industry as a whole was acknowledged in 2009 with an International Wine Challenge Lifetime Achievement Award.