Established in 1912, d’Arenberg is one of Australia’s most colourful wineries. It has a reputation for using traditional methods in the vineyard and winery to create distinctive and dynamic wines. The current custodians are third generation statesman, d’Arry Osborn, and fourth generation, Chester Osborn. Chester tends the McLaren Vale vineyards purchased and established by his great grandfather, managing them in a similar way he avoids soil cultivation, uses minimal or no irrigation and refuses to fertilize. He makes wine in the cellars built by his grandfather and employs time honoured techniques such as open fermentation, foot treading and the exclusive use of basket presses.
Chester proudly bottles the eclectic and extensive range of d’Arenberg wines under the red stripe created by his father.