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Karland Estate

Karland Estate is a premium Australian wine producer founded by Karl Gumpl and Arland Grant who draw on generations of family winemaking traditions. Karland Estate produces a wide range of wine styles from our small-batch estate-grown specialties to cheerful everyday table wines.

Our family estate vineyards are located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills wine region, just 30 minutes drive from Adelaide. We produce wines from the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley, Padthaway and the Riverland.

At Karland Estate we believe that great wines are made in the vineyard. Our passion and focus is to consistently produce wines of distinction which reflect the beautiful lands they come from, and then share them with the  world.

Karl Gumpl (right), Arland Grant (left)

Karland Estate co-founder and chief winemaker Karl Gumpl has been producing award winning wines and exporting them around the world for many years. Prior to Karl’s paternal Grandparents migrating to Australia in 1949, his ancestors were vignerons and winemakers in Hungary and Germany for many generations. His great-great-grandfather Daniel Gumpl grew a variety called Welschriesling near the town of Bácsalmás, Hungary in the early 1900s. 

Karl Albert Gumpl

With a keen interest in science, and a desire to carry on the traditions of his ancestors, Karl studied the world-renowned winemaking degree at Adelaide University in South Australia, achieving a Bachelor of Oenology. Since then Karl has worked both in Australia and abroad in a variety of positions in the wine industry.

Karl has refined his winemaking craft while working at wineries around the world, including in Australia, Europe and North America. Working alongside other talented winemakers in various countries has helped Karl to develop a comprehensive expertise and a distinctive winemaking style that deftly combines traditional and modern techniques. Karl’s masterfully crafted wines have won many awards at various international wine competitions.

Karland Estate’s wines are created to be full-bodied, decadent and fruit-driven, showing the classically rich features that South Australian reds are famous for, while still being elegant and nuanced enough to exhibit the subtle characters of the unique vineyard sites they come from. 

Karland Estate’s philosophy that “great wines are made in the vineyard” leads to our uncomplicated production ethos; We focus on producing grapes of great flavour intensity and then processing them using minimal intervention winemaking techniques to create rich, elegant wines of pure expression.   

The Meadows Vineyard
-Adelaide Hills

Our Land

Our estate vineyards are located in the Adelaide Hills and were planted by our family last century. The Adelaide Hills wine region is internationally recognized for its stunning scenery and premium vineyards which produce wines of great quality and distinction. The cool nights and warm days, paired with the ancient rocky soils of the Mt Lofty ranges create a perfect environment for growing grapes to make wines of intense fruit flavour, beautiful natural acidity and subtle elegance. 

The Meadows vineyard (pictured above) sits atop a hill next to Kuitpo forest and is blessed with expansive views of the surrounding pristine natural beauty. The site’s soils and micro-climate are perfect for producing red wines of boldness and finesse. Our family has a history of breeding race horses and the surrounding paddocks are dotted with many beautiful horses.

Meadows Vineyard
-35.15, 138.75
Average Rainfall: 750-850mm
Elevation: 370m
Mean Sunshine Hours per Day: 8.5 hours

We also have extensive vineyard partnerships throughout South Australia in other premier wine regions including Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway and the Riverland. This allows us to source premium fruit and produce a range of wine styles from a variety of regions.
We offer premium wines under our range of award-winning brands, and can also service private label for wine export.

Export & International

Karland Estate is experienced in exporting to a wide range of countries. We can meet requirements for export to most markets including China, Europe, North-America, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Cambodia, Japan, South Korea and more.

Karland Estate has a bilingual export department that offers extensive support to all of our export clients. Once the order is finalised and ready to ship we can then handle all export logistics and provide ongoing customer support. To learn more about our Export Portfolio and additional services including Private Label please contact us. Private Label OEM

Karland Estate Gift Packages

After all the fun stuff is done, and we have the good stuff (wine) safely in bottle, we ensure our wine is stored in perfect conditions before shipment. Our partner distribution warehouses are temperature controlled, and give us the peace of mind that all of wines are exactly how we love them at the time of shipment.

Karland Estate Temperature Controlled Bottled Wine Storage Facility

Try Our Wines….


Karland Estate Pty Ltd
ABN: 27 626 491 110
Direct Sales License:  51410004
Wine Australia Export ID: 8887

Level 3/169 Fullarton Road,
Dulwich, Adelaide SA 5067
+61 403 537 867

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