Dandelion Vineyards was started by Bulgarian born winemaker Elena Brooks and her husband Zar. They grow their own grapes as well as source old vine fruit from some of the finest family vineyards in Barossa, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, and Eden Valley.
"Carl Lindner’s Pedro Ximénez is his family’s Legacy. Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these extremely old (xxxo) Pedro Ximénez wines, to capture them perfectly from barrel.
Our Legacy of Australia’s Vigneron and lifelong champion of old vine and fortified wines, Carl Lindner has unlocked our Legacy from his hoard. Traditionally grown and vinified, the now rare Pedro Ximénez was first fortified by his family in 1944. This wine is hand blended and bottled without fining or filtration and is best drunk within a week of opening, and we trust with a glass raised to Carl’s and his family’s foresight.
With a zesty nose, three dimensional and refreshing palate, this wine is delicious either served moderately chilled with a second glass, second bottle even as an aperitif, the finish is extraordinarily long, lingering for minutes and minutes after tasting, seemingly endless." - Dandelion Vineyards