Lengs & Cooter Pty Ltd

+61 8 8278 3998 24 Lindsay Terrace
Belair, SA 5052
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The following article (with a couple of minor corrections) was written at about the time Colin Cooter & Karel Lengs launched into their partnership, and outlines the early history of Lengs & Cooter. "Sometimes a hobby can get away from you. What starts as a part time dabbling in this or that, just grows and grows until one day it's a profession. For two South Australians, Karel Lengs, a Project Manager with Telstra, and Colin Cooter from the building trade, that's how it went. "In the early '80s they were among a dozen or so friends who decided, after several glasses, that it mightn't be a bad idea to make their own wine. They formed an informal club called 'Bach D'Or' and got down to work. Through a network of friendships, family attachments and the like, they bought some Grenache grapes from a small grower at McLaren Vale. The Olive Hill winery lent them facilities and, amid much hilarity, a wine was made. Someone suggested they put it in an amateur wine makers' show and, much to everybody's surprise Read more »

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