Garden & Field
Provenance, Discovery and Custodianship
About Garden & Field
Ready to get started on the daunting task of replanting by hand, Mel and Pete arrived one morning in August 2009 to find a gathering of old locals, kitted out with picks and shovels, and insisting they help out. Glad to lend a hand, the elderly neighbours had, as teenagers, hand-picked the original 1856 vine plantings back in the 1920s and ‘30s, and considered the property sacred viticultural ground.
By 2012 it was clear that the quality of the Shiraz, hand-pruned, hand-picked, and dry-grown in this very special patch of dirt, was indeed outstanding. The fruit was contracted to Penfolds, making its way into their luxury reds, St Henri and RWT.
Mel and Pete selected the name Garden & Field after discovering the historical print edition. It’s known as one of South Australia’s first agriculture publications by Albert Moulineux. Albert’s findings set the path for many land holders shaping the way for vineyards as we see them today, a true testament to resilience and dedication.