Owners Tony Brooks and Wendy Allan met at Roseworthy College in 1985. Tony was the sixth generation of farmers in SA and WA, and was studying agriculture; NZ-born Wendy was studying viticulture. On graduation Tony worked overseas managing sheep feedlots in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan; Wendy worked for the next 12 years with Penfolds, commencing as a grower liaison officer and working her way up to become a senior viticulturist. She also found time to study viticulture in California, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain and Chile, working vintages and assessing vineyards for wine projects. In 2001 she completed a graduate diploma in wine business. The cellar door and the Grain Store cafe (winner of Australian tourism awards in ’13 and ’14 as well as Hall of fame for SA Tourism) has panoramic views. Exports to Taiwan and Singapore. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Pindarie a family business owned and operated by Wendy Allan and Tony Brooks is set on the Barossa’s Western Ridge in Australia’s most famous wine region- the Barossa Valley. Situated less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Pindarie cellar door was once the relic of an old chaff store and stable. Renovated and hand built by Tony Brooks using hefty, recycled timber and stone quarried on the property, it is now a spectacular home for the Pindarie wine label. Set above the contoured farm, the Cellar Door view back across the valley to the ranges is one of the Barossa’s most stunning settings. To add to the stunning vistas visitors can taste, graze, relax and absorb the passion we have for our region.