Dandelion Vineyards

McLaren Vale

Star Rating:

www.dandelionvineyards.com.au

Address
PO Box 138, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
McLaren Vale SA 5171
Telephone
(08) 8556 6099
Facsimilie
(08) 8556 6609
Opening Hours
Not
Winemaker
Elena Brooks
Established
2007
Dozen
NFP
Vineyards
124.2 hectares

James' Review

This is a highly impressive partnership between Peggy and Carl Lindner (40%), Elena and Zar Brooks (40%), and Fiona and Brad Rey (20%). It brings together vineyards spread across the Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula. Elena is not only the wife of industry dilettante Zar, but also a gifted winemaker. Exports to all major markets.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

At Dandelion Vineyards we really do ‘wish you were here...’

Our vineyards are our family, their wines our children. Serious stuff, certainly. Proper fun, absolutely. The lifelong search to appreciate and understand the essence of wine, its terroir, leads us on a vinous treasure hunt, following the Dandelion's Wishing Clock if you will, that always inspires.

Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. We grow our own grapes and source from the best of family vineyards. Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in our wines.

We believe that to capture variety, vintage and vineyard requires an enlightened approach. Separating single sites, and even single soil types, vine by vine if need be.
Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vineyards and vignerons.

Our wines represent decades of experience, blending the fruit of our heirloom vineyards with the finest traditions of artisan winemaking. Dandelion Vineyards combination of old vineyards and young winemaker and a couple of mates to help out in-between which we believe makes for the ideal winery.

Wish you were here. Cheers all the Dandy Lion’s;

Elena Brooks Winemaker & Trophy Wife, Brad Rey Vigneron & Canadian at Large Carl Lindner, Vigneron & Old Vine Champion, Madison the Dog, Zar Brooks, Typist & TBA.

Specialties

We have vineyards in the Barossa, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, Mclaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula. We make Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, Rosé, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro. We are well known for our Legacy of the Barossa Pedro Ximénez NV.

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Distribution Information

Our wines are sold throughout Australia, in fine wine retail and restaurants. Please see our website for further distributor contact information.

International Sales Information

Our wines are sold in New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, USA, Canada and Mexico.

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5 star

Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. Also will usually have at least two wines rated at 94 points or above.

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