In 1829 the first European settlement known as Bong Bong in the Southern Highlands was founded on the banks of the Wingecarribee river in the tribal area of the Gundungarra people. Bong Bong is attributed with meanings as diverse as many waters, frogs, out of sight and the derriere!
The European settlers moved out into the region to found the surrounding towns which all bear Gundungarra names; Wingecarribee, Burradoo, Mittagong, Bong Bong, Bowral, Bundanoon and Nattai. As they moved into the region the settlers also started planting grapes with early references to wine production in the 1860’s.
It is from these towns that we take our grapes. Small vineyards with tiny yields carefully tended to create award winning wines in the classic cool climate style.