Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vineyards and vignerons. Dandelion wines represent decades of experience, blending the fruit of our heirloom vineyards with the finest traditions of artisan winemaking. Dandelion Vineyards is a combination of old vineyards, a young winemaker, and a couple of mates to help out in-between, which we believe makes for the ideal winery.
What’s the best piece of advice Chief Winemaker Elena Brooks has ever been given when it comes to winemaking?
Listen. Look. Taste – soil, leaves, grapes, wines – especially all great wines that came before you. All vineyards and varieties do the talking but only if you listen. And only if you are prepared, as my old boss didn’t whisper but shouted “NEVER COMPROMISE QUALITY!!!” Make the wines you love and want to drink and want to share proudly.
Chief Winemakers' biggest career highlights so far:
- Given the opportunity to study winemaking in Australia;
- Owning her own company and making the wines she wants to make;
- Being the current custodian of some of the oldest and most impressive vineyards in South Australia.