Godfrey Wines is a super premium winery based in Springton, South Australia. This small outlying town of the Barossa Valley is only minutes from the Eden Valley and some of the most wonderful vineyards in Australia.
Sandy has an Honours degree in Oenology (winemaking) from Adelaide University. Sandy shifted his focus to wine after completing a degree in History from Sydney University and learning the many great attributes of fine Australian wine while working in some of Sydney’s great restaurants. Lisa is a lawyer, with a double degree in Law and Politics from Adelaide University. Lisa and Sandy are both currently working on MBA’s too.
In June 2008, Lisa and Sandy Godfrey started the winery following the great tradition of Australian wine, with the release of the 2006 Shiraz Cabernet from the Barossa and Eden Valleys.After training as a winemaker with David Lowe, Stephen Henschke and Tim Adams, Sandy sought to harness the rich fruit flavours from the Barossa and the elegant and smooth tannins of the Eden Valley in the first release for Godfrey Wines, aptly named POLISHED. now the POLISHED range also includes a Pinot Gris which is gathering a cult following up and down the east coast. An Eden Valley Chardonnay and a Cabernet Shiraz Tempranillo blend from the Clare Valley.
In 2011, the new super premium GODFREY range is being release, starting with the perfectly balanced Sparkling, named for my Mother and called ‘The Doctor’s Wife’. After spending twelve months in new French Oak, the Poppy Belle 2010 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is the first white wine in the range. Then there are three basket pressed Shiraz wines, all named after some real characters, they are the: 2010 Edward I Greenock Shiraz; 2010 Alexander I Stone Well Shiraz; and 2010 Mary I Eden Valley Shiraz.
Lisa and Sandy believe that the landscape of Australian wine is changing. Consumers in Australia are becoming more and more educated about the virtues of great Australian wine and the value that is presented to them in every bottle. With this in mind they set out to create a range of wines that over delivers in every way. Lisa and Sandy promise never to release a wine that is not good enough for their table.