From winemakers Sarah Lehmann, and Phil Lehmann, son of Peter Lehmann.
"Max & Me is the brand of Phil and Sarah Lehmann, born from a chance meeting between Sarah, a ballet dancer, and Max, Phil’s dog, during a 2003 performance in the Barossa. Phil met Sarah shortly after. The encounter was fortuitous and the trio were soon inseparable. Phil & Sarah’s creative philosophies coincided in the intervening years, and now produce small batch wines and olive oil, with a terroir-based philosophy centred on their beautiful Eden Valley Property, Boongarrie Estate...
On suitable sites within the property, 25 acres is planted to vineyard (half Shiraz and half Cabernet Sauvignon est. 1998), and a 10 acre Olive grove planted to Manzanilla Cacereña, Penduleno and Kalamata (est 2004).
Their philosophy for managing the land is to look after the soils and use minimal chemical inputs; biodiversity in midrow grass and weed populations is encouraged and pest and disease pressures are minimal. Sheep and cattle graze the vineyard grasses during winter, and European species of dung-beetles have been introduced to recycle the animal manure as fertiliser, improving the fertility, water retention and structure." - Max & Me