Q. Who is the greatest influence in your winemaking life?
The next person I share a bottle with. I love nothing more than hearing other people’s opinions and perceptions of a particular wine.
Q. What is your approach to winemaking?
Always have an end goal in mind when making decisions that will influence wine style.
Q. PLW has many loyal drinkers, how would you describe them?
Varied, the Peter Lehmann range caters for all tastes.
Q. What winemaking philosophy do you live by?
The same philosophy I have for everyday life. If you are going to do it, do it properly.
Q. What is your favourite part of the winemaking process?
Getting the wine into bottle, knowing we’ve done everything possible and created a time capsule of sorts.
Q. If you could invite one person to share a bottle of your wine with, who would it be?
Kobe Bryant, his shout.
Q. What is your favourite Peter Lehmann wine and why?
Peter Lehmann Wigan Riesling – perfect with any Asian cuisine, or without!
Q. What is your favourite wine and food match and why
Riesling and Salt and Pepper Ribs, Ying Chow style. Salty goodness washed down with a young Riesling, nothing better!
Q. When you are not making wine, what do you enjoy doing?
Fishing, or fishing.
Q. What’s your favourite wine region in the world — other than your own?
Mosel, Germany. The most picturesque region I have visited.
Q. What would people be surprised to know about you?
I collect stamps.
Q. If you weren’t making wine for a living, what would you be doing?
Physical Education teacher, or a very poor professional fisherman.
Q. What’s the best wine you’ve ever tasted? The most interesting?
1970 Fonseca Vintage Port.
Q. What do you love most about the Barossa?
The butchers and the bakeries.
Q. Favourite music
The Rubens, Muse, Dave Matthews Band
Q. Favourite book
Anything by Bill Bryson
Q. Favourite movie
Hunt for the Wilderpeople