When Peter Lehmann Wines began, Peter had only five months to build a winery from scratch so he could process fruit for his first vintage as an independent winemaker. With his team of winemakers, cellar hands and engineers, he designed a winery with the most efficient use of space and resources, allowing for future expansion. Rows of tanks were put in place, and the famous Weighbridge – where every Peter Lehmann wine starts its life – was built out of local marble as a monument to the growers. By February 1980, the winery was ready for its first vintage.
THE FIRST VINTAGE
Peter spent most of that first vintage at the Weighbridge, keeping an eye on the incoming fruit and keeping up the relationships with the growers, as he did for every vintage until he retired in 2002. At the end of each day, and long after vintage finished, the Weighbridge became Peter’s bar, hosting many a memorable catch-up with the growers. The tradition continues today. If the old marble walls of the weighbridge could talk, they would tell a compelling version of Barossa history.
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