Krondorf, Barossa Valley South Australia
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 Reservation List.
Krondorf winemaker, Nick Badrice
Following study at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Nick’s winemaking career began as a cellar hand at Leo Buring. A year later he joined Dorrien Estate in the Barossa Valley and today he oversees the entire Krondorf range. “Krondorf is one of the great old names of the Barossa. It’s such an honour to craft wines that reflect this rich and proud history. "With a mission “to make wines that are true to the vineyard site from where the grapes grew,” Nick Badrice is the man behind some of the Barossa’s most exciting wines.