Presenting a modern twist on traditional Barossa varieties, david Franz produces stunning vintages of wine ranging from riesling and semillon, to grenache and shiraz. David Franz Lehmann started his eponymous company in 1998, and today, the winery boasts an impressive thirty-two hectares of vines. David assumes a multitude of roles within the company, including those of viticulturist, winemaker, designer and cook; he also oversees the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle.
Since its establishment, the winery has received a number of prestigious accolades. In both 2018 and 2019, Gourmet Traveller WINE awarded david Franz its Best Small Cellar Door in the Barossa Valley award. The winery has also maintained a 5-star rating from the James Halliday Wine Companion.
david Franz is a stunning wine destination that encompasses the very essence of Barossa Valley hospitality. The company is committed to pairing high-quality wine with exceptional surrounds and delicious food.
At the core of david Franz is the importance of paying homage to the past, while looking to the exciting future of Barossa wine culture. By combining time-honoured methods of winemaking with an innovative and unique way of thinking, the wines of david Franz redefine expectations, and truly showcase the best of the wonderful Barossa region.
David’s passion for winemaking is apparent in the painstaking care shown to every aspect of the company’s work, from the carefully nurtured vines, to the way in which each bottle of wine is lovingly hand printed.
The david Franz cellar door is housed in a cottage that has been located on the estate since the 1860s, and has been recently revitalised in order to bring visitors the best possible winery experience. david Franz invites guests to experience a fusion of wonderful wines paired with some of his favourite food. When visiting david Franz, guests can expect the warmth of a true Barossa welcome, alongside some of the best views the region has to offer.
⇐ Long Gully Road Semillon
The fruit used within this semillon is picked at the critical point where ascendant ripeness meets natural acidity, which comes together as a poised and delicious drop of wine. An ideal option for the summertime, this wine has a bright straw-coloured tone, with hints of pale green apple. Featuring zesty hints of lemon and a honeyed finish, the crisp lightness of the palate lingers beautifully.
⇐ Red Rosé – One Hundred and Eight Varieties
Defining its own category, the Red Rosé – One Hundred and Eight Varieties showcases the artisanal soul and experimental curiosity for which david Franz is renowned. A veritable cornucopia of varieties, the layered and textural rosé is a tour de force of aromatics, with an incredibly nuanced texture.
⇐ Grenache Noir
The Grenache Noir is a single-vineyard wine created from grenache vines planted in 1923, which are grown in the company’s Stonewell Hill Vineyard. The elegant grenache has a full palate, replete with summer fruits and a long, spicy finish.
⇐ Georgie’s Walk Cabernet Sauvignon
Georgie’s Walk Cabernet Sauvignon is unique and distinctive, with a flavour spectrum that encompasses a treasure box of flavours such as liquorice, red and black summer berries, anise, fennel and chocolate.
94 Stelzer Road,
Open 11:00am–5:00pm daily
Platters seven days a week and limited hot menu on weekends
Open 11:00am–5:00pm daily
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