Wine: The d'Arenberg tradition

Natural methods of production taught down the generations have put the d'Arenberg winery at the forefront of Australia's fine wine industry, writes Tomas Clancy.

29th June, 2014
Chester Osborn, chief winemaker and co-owner of the d'Arenberg winery in Australia. Picture: Maura Hickey

‘Sheep, people and horses – that’s all we’ve had in that vineyard. We don’t irrigate, we don’t fertilise and we don’t cultivate the soil. Sometimes I wonder what we are doing and why we need 150 people to do nothing.”

Listening to Chester Osborn, chief winemaker and co-owner of the d’Arenberg winery in Australia, you’d be forgiven for thinking that very little ever happens...

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