Our people are our region.

Their personal stories are woven into the fabric of Barossa, shaping it into the rich and diverse community it is today.

Wherever you look in Barossa there is another story waiting to be told. Here are just a few.

Phil Lehmann

There’s a quietness that belies the mischievous soil of Phil Lehmann. Genuine and softly spoken, Phil exudes confidence born from his iconic Barossa winemaking heritage. Yet, he’ll readily admit to his tearaway side, describing himself as “half cultured winemaker, half motorbike bogan.”

It was Phil’s rebellious side that saw him walk away from his birthright (Phil’s father is the late Peter Lehmann) to study engineering, which he got through not from any real connection to the industry, but from simple “brute stubbornness”. The same side drew him to the wide-open spaces of a mate’s farm on the Eyre Peninsula during University breaks, to ride motorbikes, drive cars and enjoy a free, ‘maxed-out’ lifestyle. This freedom opened Phil’s eyes and heart to his home-town’, “I was given enough rope to realise I wanted to be back in Barossa, working on the land.”

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Acknowledgement of Country —

The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people