Pfeiffer Wines are a family-owned and operated winery operation that was established In 1984, after the sale of Seppelt interests at Rutherglen offered Chris and Robyn Pfeiffer an opportunity to return to the district.  Chris had worked as a winemaker for Lindemans at Corowa, and they both loved the area.  When Chris first brought Robyn to see the old distillery, He could not have chosen a worse day.  Rain cascaded through the distillery’s rust-damaged roof, and drenched an untidy mess below.  Loose sheets of iron flapped in the wind, making a din that echoed eerily through the empty cellars. After a tremendous effort, the Pfeiffer’s opened their tasting room in 1985, and were fully operational at the distillery by 1986.

Chris’s legacy of 20 + years as chief Fortified winemaker at Lindemans was recognized in 2012 when he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to the wine industry for both his achievements in the past and into the future. Pfeiffer’s Muscats, Topaques and other fortified wines are still a key part of the business.

Daughter Jen’s arrival back to the family business as head of table wine making , has dramatically lifted the quality of the table wines. She has brought a modern edge to the table wines and is certainly one of Australia’s great young winemakers.
Her neat touch and her Father’s experience have Pfeiffer Wines pointed to the future and are keeping the Region world class.

Chris Pfeiffer celebrated his 40th vintage in 2013.