Krondorf is one of the oldest and most respected names in Australian wine. The original Krondorf winery was founded in the mid-1800s but lay dormant until 1978 when dynamic winemaker Grant Burge and visionary marketer Ian Wilson re-launched the Krondorf brand.
Krondorf stormed on to the wine stage and in 1980 scooped one of Australia’s most coveted red wine awards, The Jimmy Watson Trophy. In the years since, Krondorf’s wines have won well over 300 wine show medals, including multiple Gold and Silver.
The secret to Krondorf’s enduring success lies in the provenance of the grapes, which are sourced from some of the Barossa’s most prized vineyards. These grapes create truly iconic, collectable wines with intense flavour, depth, and harmony.
Barossa to its core
The entire Krondorf range is made from premium Barossa fruit, but each vintage the top five per cent of grapes is reserved exclusively for the Symmetry range. Crafted in tiny quantities and only released after careful cellaring, Krondorf’s Symmetry wines are so sought after by collectors that they’re normally only available via an exclusive Wine Reservation List.
Krondorf Winemaker, Richard Quodling
Richard has been close to wine from an early age. He grew up on the fringes of the Barossa and his first job on leaving school was hand-picking grapes. His passion for wine continued when he secured a cellarhand position with Australia’s most famous wine brand, Penfolds, where he worked for three vintages before moving to Miranda wines for a further four vintages.
Then after a vintage working in the cellar for Grange Burge wines, he headed to Ireland to work in hospitality and travel throughout Europe. The call of the Barossa was strong, and Richard returned from Ireland with his wife and young family. He pursued a winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2014 and today is skill behind the exceptional range of Krondorf wines.