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Between 1965 and 2000, Leo Buring was Australia's foremost producer of rieslings, with a rich legacy left by former winemaker John Vickery. After veering away from its core business into other varietal wines, it has now refocused on riesling. Top of the range are the Leopold Derwent Valley and the Leonay Eden Valley Rieslings, under a changing DW bin no. (DWS for '15, DWT for '16 etc), supported by Clare Valley and Eden Valley Rieslings at significantly lower prices, and expanding its wings to Tasmania and WA.
Author: James Halliday
“Winemaking isn’t a matter of life or death – it’s much more important than that!” Leo Buring 1876 – 1961.Among the many personalities that have shaped the Australian wine industry over the past 150 years one name stands out: Leo Buring.During his lifetime, he acted as Australia’s wine Ambassador and became an authority on all matters concerning wine – from viticulture, to winemaker to award winning judge. Over the years he advised many of Australia’s leading wineries with one of his greatest contributions being introducing Australians to still white table wine, encouraging people to move away from spirits. The Leo Buring brand has enjoyed a string of fine winemakers at the helm and since 2009 the responsibility to uphold these lofty historical standards has been passed to Peter Munro. Peter has many years’ experience with floral white wines, both in Australia and New Zealand, and is honoured to take responsibility for the Leo Buring tradition.The goal of Leo Buring is a very simple one: to make the best Riesling in Australia. For Leo Buring this means wines of time and place, displaying purity, elegance and structure to ensure they age gracefully.
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