Angus Wardlaw – Winemaker

Born into a winemaking family Angus had a love of wine from an early age, spending time picking fruit and stomping on grapes with older brother Andrew Wardlaw. After his first vintage in 2009 at Dorrien Estate, he was hooked and wine became his destiny. Four years of experience later he started at Kirrihill Wines in the Clare Valley. Angus has a love for the Eden Valley region and believes this region will be the future of the Barossa. His winemaking philosophy is to take a minimalist approach and believes it all begins in the vineyard, if you get this right then the rest is easy.

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Sam Wardlaw – Production

The older of the Brothers at War, Sam’s love of wine arrived a little later in life. Even though the vineyard was still the place to be growing up, learning all he could from big brother Andrew, it was when just out of school that the bug started to bite when Sam joined “the old man” at Premium Wine Bottlers learning the production side of the industry. His first vintage beckoned in 2009 at Murray Street vineyards, with one of the Barossa’s most famous names, Andrew Seppelt, spending the next six years learning about the winemaking process.

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Matt Carter – Some other Guy

Matt, like the two Brothers at War, grew up in the Barossa and was always best mates with Angus from a very young age…he just wasn’t at war with him! Matt’s mum married Steve Lindner and that’s how his love of food and wine began. Steve had grown up at the then family winery St Hallett, soon learning to love a good vino at a young age and gaining an understanding of the importance of the wine culture in the Barossa. His career path was a little different, he was a cellar hand at Colonial Wine for a couple of vintages, then embarked on a career in civil construction. Matt is now running various large infrastructure projects around the country, but as soon as he has a spare minute, a glass of Brothers at War Cabernet Sauvignon and a cheese platter is always by his side…often being the “peacemaker” of the Brothers at War.

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Chris Alderton – Vigneron

Having grown up on a family vineyard in Sunraysia, Chris gained an appreciation for balancing production and fruit quality. During University holidays Chris worked vintages for some of the biggest wineries in Sunraysia, with roles including grower liaison, cellar hand and in the lab. His studies in Environmental Science have strengthened his understanding of soils and water management. Chris supplied the first tonne of fruit to Brothers At War and has continued to supply quality fruit ever since.

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