We honour the winners

On the third Sunday of February every year the Barons of Barossa declare the vintage in a unique and colourful ceremony, announce the winners and pay tribute.

A tribute to dedication

Each plaque represents a story of achievement, dedication and major contribution to the Barossa by a past Baron. The plaques are placed in the footpath at Keil Garden.

CYRIL ALFRED HENSCHKE Winemaker 1924-1979
REGINALD F SHIPSTER Winemaker 1917-1999
WYNDAM HILL-SMITH Winemaker 1909-1990
JEFFREY PENFOLD HYLAND Winemaker 1911-1990
SIR CONDOR LOUISE LAUCKE President of the Senate 1914-1993
WALTER MAXWELL HACKETT Distiller 1915-1989
ALFRED ANDREW WARK Promoter of Wine and Food 1903-1979
GEORGE EDWARD FAIRBROTHER Chairman of Wine Judges 1903-1991
MARTIN H DALLWITZ Tourism promoter 1913-1998
HILTON MERVYN (BILL) SEPPELT Founder Barossa Vintage Festival and Winemaker 1915-1998
SIDNEY DOUGLAS GRAMP Company Director 1915-1996
REX BRONTE SCHILLER Company Director 1926-2001
GRAHAM LANCELOT ANDERSON Company Director 1938-1996
RUDOLF KRONBERGER Winemaker 1907-1980
GEORGE KOLAROVICH Winemaker 1922-2005
WALTER (DARKIE) LIEBICH Winemaker 1920-1988
BERTHOLD H TEUSNER Speaker State Parliament 1907-1992
MAX SCHUBERT AM Creator of Penfolds Grange 1915-1994
DENNIS LEONARD REIMANN Company Director 1929-2007
GALVIN JOHN Musician 1924-1995
NEIL JOSEPH ASHMEAD Winemaker 1946-1997
LEN EVANS OBE OA Wine Man 1930-2006
BRUCE JAMES THIELE Passionate Barossa Advocate 1950-2007
HERMANN THUMM Chateau Yaldara Founder 1912-2009
HELEN ESTELLE HILL-SMITH People Community Conservation 1920-2012

The Barossa Winemakers and Vignerons of the Year

Year Vigneron Winemaker
1987 Ray Hahn  
1988 Hedley Habermann  
1989 Murray Heidenreich  
1990 Cliff Lindner  
1991 Ken Semmler  
1992 Ian Zander  
1993 Keith Hoffmann  
1994 Trevor Wilksch  
1995 Eddie Schild  
1996 John Hage  
1997 Prue Henschke  
1998 Geoff Knights Neville Falkenberg
1999 Michael Mccarthy Louisa Rose
2000 Matthew Schiller Nigel Dolan
2001 Paul Wright Andrew Wigan
2002 Trevor Keil Kevin Hoskin
2003 Kevin Rohrlach Stuart Blackwell
2003 Graham Rohrlach  
2003 Wayne Rohrlach  
2004 Ralph Schrapel Leonie Lange
2005 Mark Bartholomaeus Rolf Binder
2005   Christa Deans
2006 Michael Waugh Chris Ringland
2007 Grange Growers Grange Winemakers
2008 Hoffmann Family Troy Kalleske
2009 Mick Koch Jo Irvine
2010 Robert Seelander Wayne Dutschke
2011 Anthony Scholz Peter Scholz
2012 John Schiller Fiona Donald
2013 Sam Dahlitz Simon Cowham
2014 Wayne Grope Craig Stansborough
2014 Scott Grope  
2015 John Kalleske Ben Radford
2016 Trevor Fromm
Ryan Fromm
Steve Lienert