“I am just an old Barossa bastard,” says Peter Lehmann, reflecting on a career that spans 50 years. His significant contribution to Yalumba began in 1947 when he joined the company, fresh out of school. It was the beginning of what would become a winemaking tenure of 13 years, and the foundation of an incredibly strong and abiding bond.
Peter Lehmann is a man who was born to laugh, however life’s events have forged temperance, epitomised by his remark, “I battled corporate arrogance for most of my career, but my defining moment was with the impetuous writer, who after a tasting said to me, ’the Barossa floor is only good for growing cabbages’.”
This winemaking warrior is now taking a well-earned rest from the day to day. He sits at his kitchen table with a glass of wine and ponders a challenging but magnificent life.
Peter ‘Mudflat’ Lehmann is a true friend of Yalumba and a champion of the Barossa. “The time has come” he said, “to talk of many things, cabbages and kings included.”
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