Christa and Rolf form the heart of Rolf Binder wines, continuing a family wine-making tradition that spans nearly 60 years. Their parents arrived in Australia in 1950 – just 2 amongst the many post-war immigrants from Europe – and met a grape grower in the Barossa while working to help pay for their assisted passage. From such unlikely beginnings, a passion for the Barossa was born, a winery was purchased and a new life began. They soon came to appreciate the riches of the Barossa, the old vine Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache, and were at the forefront of many old vine varietal blends. Now Christa and Rolf are taking the winery into the 21st century, with Rolf forging a world-wide reputation for his red wines while Christa takes the plaudits for her white wines.
“One of the most talented winemakers in South Australia” Robert Parker
• 5 Star Winery in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2012
• + 90 Robert Parker points on several occasions (97 for Hanisch ‘06); + 90 pts in James Halliday
• Named in Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2012
• Three times winners of the Trophy for Best Small Producer in the Barossa Wine Show