About

Established In 2007 Yet inspired by events in 1815

Historically old world style French wines have dominated as the benchmark for quality and complexity. However, Australian – and especially South Australian – wines have steadily been eroding that perception of where a good wine can come from. New world Australian wines have been recognised at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards, taking more international awards than any other country. McLaren Vale wines have also been awarded Best Red Wine in the World in the Vienna International Awards, in direct competition with longer-established regions.

While winemaking is as old as time itself, the beginning of the end for French domination was the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Not long after the Duke of Wellington extracted this victory for the English, the first vines were planted in McLaren Vale in 1838. Since then we have continued to assert new world wines as genuine competition for the old world market.

It is Grandeur Wellington’s goal and mission to produce world-class wines from some of Australia’s oldest vines planted in McLaren Vale. Time is on our side when we ferment in small batch open fermenters keeping every batch separate, before maturating in fine oak barrels. Only after 22 to 26 months and careful barrel selection does the Artisan winemaker blend the wine to perfection.

Grandeur Wellington Awards

Peter Nicolaidis

Director & Founder

My past 20 years in the viticulture industry has brought me to this point, Managing Director of Grandeur Wellington and taking it to a prosperous future worldwide. It has been a privilege and honour to work with industry stakeholders consulting and learning from some of the best. The friendships formed within the industry with winemakers and growers has been instrumental in our success. Ony hard work, commitment and passion can build a foundation for success. Having a clear vision and inspiring the team to perform at their best has taken up on this incredible journey, the rest is up to nature.

 

We make a wine style that we all love to drink and i hope you do too. McLaren Vale has been my home, my work place, and is my future. With every great vintage we give our patrons drinking pleasure.

Peter Nicolaidis

Director & Founder

My past 20 years in the viticulture industry has brought me to this point, Managing Director of Grandeur Wellington and taking it to a prosperous future worldwide. It has been a privilege and honour to work with industry stakeholders consulting and learning from some of the best. The friendships formed within the industry with winemakers and growers has been instrumental in our success. Ony hard work, commitment and passion can build a foundation for success. Having a clear vision and inspiring the team to perform at their best has taken up on this incredible journey, the rest is up to nature.

 

We make a wine style that we all love to drink and i hope you do too. McLaren Vale has been my home, my work place, and is my future. With every great vintage we give our patrons drinking pleasure.

Tony De Liso

Wine Maker

Innovative Australian winemakers are sought internationally for their expertise, so we feel very fortunate to have had Tony producing our world-famous wines since 2007. Under his direction, we have won multiple medals in the London International Wine Challenge and Australian wine shows.

 

With 30 years’ experience, Tony has a remarkable palate, and his ability to pick the grapes at their peak is a huge advantage. Tony’s wines have won him countless medals and awards in his career, including a 98-point score from renowned wine critic Robert Parker. Modest in his endeavours, he is only nature’s helper – good grapes make good wine.

 

Tony produces a range of wine styles for Grandeur Wellington, from deep full-bodied reds to sparkling fruity whites.

 

Click here to read Tony De Lisio’s interview with World Wines Magazine

Tony De Liso

Wine Maker

Innovative Australian winemakers are sought internationally for their expertise, so we feel very fortunate to have had Tony producing our world-famous wines since 2007. Under his direction, we have won multiple medals in the London International Wine Challenge and Australian wine shows.

 

With 30 years’ experience, Tony has a remarkable palate, and his ability to pick the grapes at their peak is a huge advantage. Tony’s wines have won him countless medals and awards in his career, including a 98-point score from renowned wine critic Robert Parker. Modest in his endeavours, he is only nature’s helper – good grapes make good wine.

 

Tony produces a range of wine styles for Grandeur Wellington, from deep full-bodied reds to sparkling fruity whites.

 

Click here to read Tony De Lisio’s interview with World Wines Magazine

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