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Over 400 people paid tribute to Carl

Over 400 people paid tribute to Carl

By Tony Robinson

Seppeltsfield Wines kindly hosted a special celebration of the late Mr Carl Lindner’s life last Friday when over 400 people came to share their stories and listen to prominent members
of family and friends who addressed the crowd.

There was plenty of Barossa wine to be had from various local wineries and food by Owen Andrews Catering.

Mr Warren Randall, Managing Director of Seppeltsfield Wines, spoke of his fondest memories of his special friend, Mr Carl Lindner, the Tanunda vigneron, collector of old horse drawn vehicles,  part building company owner, winery owner, supermarket owner and land developer.

Mr Randall with the assistance of Mr Lindner’s daughter, Anni, later prepared a special bottle of 1944 Para Vintage Tawny from the Seppeltsfield Centenary Cellar Collection. The bottle valued at $2,000 and representing Mr Lindner’s birth year, was attached by rope and was jointly held by Ms Lindner and Mr Randall as it was thrown against the Seppeltsfield cellar door wall. 

It was an idea to stain the wall and the aim succeeded. Nearby is a plaque on the wall that honours Mr
Lindner’s contribution to Seppeltsfield Wines.

Speakers on the day included long time friend, Mr Jack Ferrett, manager of The Clubhouse, Tanunda, who spoke of how Mr Lindner’s involvement helped to save the community owned Clubhouse from financial problems years ago.

Mayor of The Barossa Council, Mr Bob Sloane said Mr Lindner, with one of his housing developments, was kind enough to fund extra works to assist neighbouring home owners. He described Mr Lindner as an extremely generous man.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.