Founders Michael and Annabelle Waugh deliberately accumulated a series of old dryland, low-yielding Barossa vineyards back in the ‘70s, aiming to produce wines of unusual depth of flavour and character. They succeeded handsomely in this aim, achieving icon status and stratospheric prices in the US, making the opinions of Australian scribes irrelevant. The Waughs retired in 2018 and the business was purchased by a group headed by Sydney-based Jimmy Chen. Peter Atyeo stayed on as assistant winemaker and manager, with Alex Peel (formerly Ross Estate and Yaldara) stepping in as winemaker. Older vineyards were remediated, new sites brought into the fold, and winemaking facilities updated. The wines have been reviewed by the Companion for the first time this year. Exports to Asia and the EU.