Karl Stockhausen: A man for the times.

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Karl Stockhausen: A man for the times.


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A man for the times.
Karl Stockhausen

At 90 years and still going strong Karl Stockhausen has lived through and contributed to the renaissance of the Hunter Valley wines. Appropriately a small gathering of friends gathered at the Mcguigan/Peterson resurrected Ben Ean – the site of the old Lindemans to wish him a happy birthday. Julz Van de Berg organized a night of memories led by Brian McGuigan, John Davis, Bill Sneddon, and Julz herself.


Many there commented on the help and advice given over the years, his gentle laugh and real friendship.

Max Lake in Hunter Wine Makers commented on the smile in the corner of his eyes and his positive approach. “his quite pleasant manner was refreshing to the workers in the vineyard”. “ He likes friends at the table to share a good steak”

I have enjoyed his company at the monthly Diners Club dinners and his continued interest in the wines-rarely not picking the masked wines and enjoying the comments.