Peter Lehmann is one of the pillars of the South Australia wine industry. The company was started in 1979 during something of a crisis in the Barossa Valley. Overproduction in the area left many growers with unsold grapes and an uncertain future. Lehmann put together a consortium of investors enabling him to buy up the surpluses and and successfully market the resulting wine. His wine making skills firmly created his reputation for quality wine and in helping save the Barossa as a major wine producing area.
Over time the company has grown into one of the major South Australian wine businesses. Their winery is situated in the town of Tanunda, in the Barossa north of Adelaide. And, though now no longer independent, the founding ethos continues and Lehmann's continues to be held in high regard. Peter himself passed away in 2013, but many of the longstanding wine-making team remain at the helm.