d'Arenberg is an Australian winery located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The winery was established in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, a teetotaler who had purchased the property for its tilled land, after which he planted vines to sell grapes to local wineries. In 1928, Joseph Osborn's son, Francis Ernest Osborn, took over the business and gradually transformed it into a winery, initially producing fortified wines and later expanding into table wines.
d'Arenberg is known for its distinctive red stripe on the label of its wines, which represents the traditional foot-treading method of grape-crushing. The winery produces a range of wines, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Chardonnay, and Viognier, among others. Some of its most well-known wines include The Dead Arm Shiraz, The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon, and The Custodian Grenache. The winery is also known for its quirky and imaginative wine names, such as The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier and The Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne.
d'Arenberg has won numerous awards for its wines, both domestically and internationally, and is recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. The winery has also been committed to sustainable viticulture for many years, implementing practices such as the use of composting, cover crops, and organic fertilizers, and is also a member of Australia's First Families of Wine, a group of 12 multi-generational Australian family-owned wine producers.