A. Retief

New South Wales | Southern New South Wales Zone

James' Review

Owner and winemaker Alex Retief's wine career was prompted by his parents planting a vineyard near Ladysmith, in Gundagai, in 1997. He enrolled in the wine science course at CSU, and in 2001 was accepted as the trainee winemaker at the university's winery. In mid '02 he went to California's Sonoma Valley, working at Fetzer Vineyards, returning to the Hunter Valley for the '03 vintage with Andrew Margan. He was winemaker there for two and a half years, punctuated by a harvest in Languedoc in '04, before heading back to France in '05 for a two-year appointment as winemaker at Chateau de Lagarde in Bordeaux. The A. Retief wines are made from contract-grown grapes in the Tumbarumba/Canberra District/Hilltops/ Gundagai regions. He has his own boutique wine distribution company.


Winemaker Alex Retief
Established 2008
Dozens 5000
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address PO Box 2503, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
Telephone 0400 650 530
Website www.aretief.com.au