About us

Under their motto “In this sign thou shalt conquer”, the Pontifex family built one of England’s finest and most innovative foundries in the heart of London during the 1800s. Working with copper, brass, lead, gunmetal tin and iron they pioneered numerous metalwork and fabrication techniques for building boiling coppers and stills for brewers and spirits distillers around the world, winning a multitude of awards. Carrying on that artisan spirit, their descendants Sam and Helen Clarke are now in the Barossa Valley growing and making small batches of premium wines from the classic Barossa varieties – Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre.

Pontifex wines, carrying on the artisan spirit of the Pontifex family.