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David Franz

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Clinking glasses containing white wine
Photograph: Wikicommons/George Mulenga

Time Out says

Can’t get enough Peter Lehmann? David is a real son-of-a-gun

The son of Barossa winemaking legend Peter Lehmann, David had some big shoes to fill, and he’s done so by doing things a little differently. The rustic cellar door at his winery, not far from the old man’s estate alongside the nearby North Para River, is a quirky, ramshackle affair – all wonky old timbers, corrugated iron and stone – with a little terrace studded with umbrellas and wine-barrel tasting tables. Sit and sip as your eyes tumble over the vine views, and you much into a tasting platter of good regional things (nuts, smallgoods, cheeses, breads, olives, oils and vinegars). You see? You don’t have to be a big, brassy Barossa Baron to nail this cellar door gig.

On the wine front, David casts his net beyond the Barossa proper, into the Eden Valley (semillon and riesling) and as far as the Adelaide Hills (chardonnay) – but shiraz is why everybody’s here (some things you just shouldn’t do differently). An excellent sticky (botrytis semillon) and an old tawny will round off your tasting afternoon.

Charles Rawlings-Way
Written by
Charles Rawlings-Way


94 Stelzer Rd
Stone Well
Opening hours:
Daily 11am-5pm
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