Lindenderry Winery & Cellar Door
Meet our winemaker
Despite arriving at Lindenderry a few short years ago, Barnaby Flanders has pushed our wine to new heights with each vintage and we couldn’t be more proud (or privileged) to have him at the helm.
Prior to becoming a celebrated winemaker, Barnaby nurtured his passion for wine on the opposite side of the barrels. Working front-of-house for over a decade at restaurants such as Walter’s Wine Bar, the Melbourne Wine Room and the Kent Hotel, Barnaby finally realised his destiny by enrolling in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
Upon graduating in 1999, Barnaby spent the next few years in the Yarra Valley under the astute guidance of Steve Webber at De Bortoli Wines and Master Winemaker Martin Williams. He relocated to the Mornington Peninsula in 2003, joining Dr Richard McIntyre at Moorooduc Estate until 2005. Having found time to travel overseas and experience vintages in the USA and Italy, Barney continues to embark on his annual pilgrimage to southern France and to work alongside Michel and Stephane Ogier at Domaine Ogier Cote Rotie in the northern Rhone region.
In conjunction with heading up our wine operations at Lindenderry, Barney somehow finds the time to manage the acclaimed Merrick’s Grove Vineyard and even created his own labels - Allies (which he has since divested) and the hugely respected Garagiste with compatriot, Cam Marshall.