david Franz

dAVID FRANZ | Barossa Valley, South Australia

“Outstanding” 5-star rated winery, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2017

David Franz Lehmann has learnt from some of the great mentors of the wine industry and through this experience he has become extremely passionate about the fruit that he grows. As a distributor it is always refreshing to meet a producer like David who is so devoted to the vineyard and the culture of the place where the fruit is grown. In saying this, David turned his back on ‘the business’ initially and sought to cut his own path studying graphic design (which makes sense when you see the packaging!)

Life took him on myriad adventures until he embarked on a career in the wine industry in 1997. david Franz has been built from the ground up with much determination and minimal resources – contrary to what one may assume given his heritage. A fascination with grapes and fermentation has resulted in an eclectic collection of wines (and a Scrumpy as well!). Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) the production of each of the wines is particularly small – as is often the case when making wine from quality fruit.

WINES

2016 EDEN EDGE WHITE
2016 EDEN VALLEY RIESLING
2014 LONG GULLY ROAD SEMILLON – ANCIENT VINE
2016 RED ROSÉ 108 VARIETIES
2015 GRENACHE NOIR
2015 “H.P.” HYDRAULIC PRESS SHIRAZ
2010 GEORGIE’S WALK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2011 STICKY – BOTRYTIS SEMILLON (500ml)
NV OLD REDEMPTION XO TAWNY (500ml)
A.D. 1979 V.P. CABERNET SHIRAZ VINTAGE PORT