We were created to do things differently…

Our Story

“Cat Amongst The Pigeons was created by doing things differently.”

The cat’s out of the bag. Expect to be enlightened because this range of wine is the vision of innovative minds. Our story champions those who embarked on a serious mission to create a wine that embodied individualism and authenticity. The cat symbolises elegance, mystery, intuition, and balance, and we believe that reflects our wine beautifully. It’s a wine that speaks to those who challenge norms, reshaping the perception of premium wine. Whether it’s the everyday appeal of Cat Amongst The Pigeons, the premium sophistication of Fat Cat, or the allure of our Fortifieds, these modern Barossa and South Australian sourced wines deliver distinction and personality because when individuality shines, magic happens.


“Our Barossan story is a
recipe of vision, courage
and the unordinary.”

They say dogs prefer faces, but cats prefer places, and our cat settled on the unique terroir of the Barossa in South Australia to begin our journey. It is Australia’s most famous wine-growing region, the heartland of Australian fine wine production, responsible for crafting some of the country’s most outstanding wines and nurturing our most awarded winemakers. The Barossa, encompassing both the Barossa and Eden Valley, is where our wine initially championed the fruit of this rich land. The concentration derived from deeply rooted low-yielding vines, among the oldest in the world, is unparalleled. Wine complexity speaks to the diverse growing conditions and unique rich soils of the Barossa. The intensity of flavor is a testament to the influence of old vines, dry farming, and cool climates prevalent in the region. From Shiraz to Riesling, Grenache to Cabernet Sauvignon, the Barossa produces a diverse range of varieties, all of which we proudly showcase.

While the Barossa character lays the foundation of quality for our wines, it has inspired us to explore beyond its borders. Now, we journey into other regions of South Australia, such as Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, in search of new terroirs and expressions. This expansion enables us to embrace the courage to challenge established boundaries and deliver a range that continues to express intrigue and mystery, while remaining true to our roots in the Barossa.


“… His philosophy focuses on
respect for process, attention
to detail and patience.”

Our winemaker, Richard Quodling grew up in the Barossa, raised amongst its prized vines and wineries. He is what we call a true Barossa native. He started his working life handpicking grapes in local vineyards before landing a prize role as a cellar hand at one of Barossa’s most exclusive labels. Today he is internationally recognised for crafting award-winning wines of outstanding subtlety and grace. Richard’s passion to produce inspirational wines is undeniable. His mantra is – get it right in the vineyard first, respect the fruit and the process, and the rest will follow. His wines represent the skilful art of shifting the essence of nature into the glass. Most of all, he is driven to create wines that bring joy and shared experiences with those who mean the most.

Explore our award
winning range…