I make wine based on a philosophy of creating a distinct, bespoke product with an expression of the local terroir, and with minimal winemaking intervention. Each wine is considered a true representation of what can be achieved from an individual, selected vineyard. Attention to detail is at the heart of everything I do.
About Darryl Catlin
Darryl Catlin grew up in the Barossa Valley with vineyards as his playground, setting the scene for a lifelong obsession with the wine industry.
Picking bush vine Grenache for pocket money as a kid was followed by various stints with Saltrams, the Australian Bottling Company and Vintner Imports in his twenties.
Adelaide’s Royal Oak Cellar, London’s Oddbins and McKay’s Macquire Cellars provided a backdrop of wine experiences that continued to fuel his passion. While studying for a Degree in Winemaking, Darryl’s time with Adelaide’s East End Cellars consolidated his knowledge.
Darryl then landed a cellar hand job at Shaw & Smith, before long moving into the role of Senior Winemaker and finishing in late 2012.
Now in charge of his own destiny, Darryl has entered the most exciting period of his winemaking career, achieving a lifelong dream of making his own wine.