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Archives: Wine Makers

Jade Rogge

Born to an Australian Mother and New Zealand Father and raised on a deer and cattle farm on the East Coast of New Zealand meant working outdoors always felt natural to Jade Rogge. From the age of 14 during school holidays, Jade worked in the family business developing vineyards doing everything from hand raking, pruning, […]

Angela Schrapel

Angela’s family connection to Peter Lehmann begins with her father, Wes Schilling, who worked for an excavation company and was heavily involved with building the Peter Lehmann winery. Angela has fond memories of playing amongst the tanks whilst her father attended one of Peter Lehmann’s famous BBQ’s. The connection continued when Angela married Ralph Schrapel. […]

Peter Scholz

When fifth generation Peter Scholz was looking for work experience during his winemaking studies at Roseworthy in 1980, it was Peter Lehmann who offered him a job “working the Potter fermenters” at his brand new winery. In 1982 Peter Lehmann offered “Scholzy” the Assistant Winemaker role at Peter Lehmann Wines, supporting Andrew Wigan and Charlie […]

Nigel Westblade

With over 20 years in the wine industry Chief Winemaker, Nigel Westblade, has a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience under his belt. Nigel has completed vintages in some of the most prominent wine regions in the world including the US, Australia and China. Nigel was appointed Chief Winemaker for Peter Lehmann Wines in […]

Tim Dolan

Tim Dolan is the third generation of his family to make wine in the Barossa, following his father Nigel and grandfather Bryan – two of the most influential winemakers of their respective eras. Taking a shine to winemaking from a very young age, Tim worked for pocket money after school in just about every part […]

Brett Smith

During his university studies, Brett worked several vintages overseas as a means to saving money so he could travel through parts of North America and Europe. It wasn’t until his second vintage in Sonoma Valley that Brett become well and truly hooked on the buzz of vintage, viticulture and winemaking. He decided it was time […]

Brooke Blair

After graduating from the University of Adelaide with a degree in Oenology, Brooke spent three vintages working at Hollick Wines in Coonawarra. She then travelled to Spain and enjoyed her first vintage in the Northern Hemisphere, however, it was Canada that captured Brooke’s heart for the next 11 years. After more than a decade of […]