Andrew is a third generation winemaker from the iconic Buller winemaking family that began making wine at “Calliope” in 1921. Andrew graduated from Scotch College in 1974 and after a short stint gaining experience at home, he followed his brothers to Roseworthy College in 1978. Graduating in 1980, Andrew has undertaken vintages in New Zealand for Corbans (1979), Stanly Leasingham Clare (1980), Taylors Portugal (1981, 1983, 1984 and 1986) and Beaujolais France (1986).
In 1987 Andrew purchased a 110 acre property in the Indigo Valley, comprising of well drained granitic soils. This higher altitude, cooler climate site was more suitable for the production of varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot noir, Merlot and Cabernet.
Amongst Andrew's accolades are two 100/100 scores from American Wine Advocate writer Robert Parker Junior for his Rare Muscat and Rare Tokay.
ANDREW BULLER WINES IN 2019
In 2015 Andrew and Wendy Buller purchased the 150 year old Graham Bros Cannobie Estate, a historic 75 acre property. Just 2.5 kilometers from the center of Rutherglen, the estate boasts a small vineyard containing Shiraz and Grenache growing on the gentle sloping grounds, thriving in the red loamy soil.
The Cellar door was opened in August 2016, incorporating the homestead and spacious gardens. A small boutique range of Andrew’s signature wines was also launched, to much praise from locals and beyond.
Andrew and Wendy’s son Alexander is currently completing his Winemaking degree and has also traveled to Portugal to complete two vintages with Taylor’s of Oporto. Alexander is the family's fourth generation winemaker and currently holds the position of Assistant Winemaker with Kathleen Quealy of Quealy Wines on the Mornington Peninsula.