Leo Buring

08 8568 7300 PO Box 396
Nuriootpa, SA 5355
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"Winemaking isn’t a matter of life or death – it’s much more important than that!" Leo Buring 1876 - 1961. Among the many personalities that have shape the Australian wine industry over the past 150 years one name stands pre-eminent – Leo Buring. Hermann Paul Leopold Buring was born in South Australia on the 7th October 1876, the son of German immigrants. He was a highly skilled winemaker and is often described as "Australia's Ambassador for Wine" because he was one of the first to export Australian wine to many countries as far back as the early 1900’s. In 1896, Leo was Dux of the Oenology course at Roseworthy Agricultural College. He then gained practical experience in Europe before settling back in Australia at Minchinbury in 1902. Four years later, his wines earned 6 gold medals at The Brewers and Wine Exhibition in London. Leo Buring finally achieved his dream at the age of 68 when he bought the Orange Grove Winery at Tanunda, in the Barossa Valley, which he re-named, "Chateau Leonay". Read more »

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    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

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    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Congrats @WolfBlassWines on the Rural Finance Trophy win for Best Australian Style for our 2009 Grey Label Shiraz Cabernet #RMWS. Enjoy!

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  • @MarkNicholson_ 08' LB Leopold - very classic Tassie with green apple malic crunch and linear acidity, just starting to open up.

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  • #FF to @BarossaDirt @WolfBlassWines @HentleyFarm @StHallettWines Can this Spring weather get any better in the #Barossa?

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  • Have a great evening tonight at the #Barossa Wine Show. Hope your wine gets up and everyone has an enjoyable night. #wine

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  • @MarkNicholson_ yes the 2011 Leonay is from Watervale, a single block from our Carlsfield Vineyard. In bottle & looks fantastic.

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  • @MarkNicholson_ 2011 may be a year to re think the aging question. The 11' Watervale @Rieslings are stunning.

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  • @robertamuir check out the Leo Buring 2011's, especially the Clare. Free tasting @fivewayscellars on the 17th Sept.

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  • Hey @LizzRobb heard you were prompted to visit us here via a mutual friend! How's the Leo Clare Valley Riesling going down tonight?

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