In just a few short years, Catlin Wines has already established a strong reputation for high quality wines, with a number of trophies, medals and high ratings from well-respected wine writers. James Halliday named Catlin Wines as one of the “Top 10 Best New Wineries” in his 2016 Wine Companion.
Catlin Wines was founded in 2013 by winemaker Darryl Catlin, fulfilling a long held dream of making his own wine. Growing up in the Barossa Valley, Darryl picked bush vine Grenache in his parents’ vineyard for pocket money, which set the scene for a lifelong obsession with the wine industry. Various stints in wine retail fuelled the passion and led to eventual study in winemaking. Honing his skills over more than a decade at Shaw and Smith, Darryl developed an intricate knowledge of the Adelaide Hills wine region, and is now putting that to good use in creating his own unique style of wines.