Peers and mentors alike pointed me north to the mainland where I spent my time at the world famous Roseworthy Agricultural College in South Australia. I served my apprenticeship in Burgundy, Bordeaux, California and New Zealand.
Then came Dalrymple Vineyards. What I've learned is patience. Knowing that a vineyard is an evolving organism buffeted by climate, wind, rain and sun. There are no repeat years. No textbooks. The vineyard and I work together, each within our own limitations.
Pinot Noir has always been my passion – the most difficult grape to grow, the most difficult wine to make well. The most satisfying of victories.”
Peter Caldwell - Vigneron