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Winemaking History

Following study at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Nick Badrice’s winemaking career began as a cellar hand at Leo Buring. A year later he joined Dorrien Estate in the Barossa Valley and in 2001 stepped in to his current position as winemaker. During this time he also gained experience working three vintages in Spain on three different winemaking projects.

Nick’s favourite wine moment

Tasting my first ever Garnacha at an outside bar in Priorat while working a vintage in Spain. It was great, it made sense, and whenever I taste a good Grenache now it always reminds me of that time.

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Nick’s winemaking philosophy


Respect (for all the stages, from grape to bottle).


Attention to detail.



Winery Background

There are certain names that are powerfully evocative of the Barossa Valley and its time-honoured traditions. Krondorf is one of them. The Krondorf story began in the 1850s with the establishment of the original Glenview winery. In 1978 a group of six South Australian businessmen launched Krondorf as a cutting-edge brand to take the wine world by storm. It did just that, winning the Jimmy Watson trophy – Australia’s most prodigious wine award – in 1980. Under new ownership since 2007, Krondorf continues to reflect the absolute best of the Barossa, winning wine show awards and critical accolades.


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