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Lilydale-based cardiologist Mark Horrigans love affair with wine started long before he had heard about either the Yarra Valley or his familys links, centuries ago, to Condrieu, France. He is a direct descendant of the Chapuis family, his ultimate ancestors first buried in the Church of St Etienne in 1377. In a cosmopolitan twist, his father came from a Welsh mining village, but made his way to university and found many things to enjoy, not the least wine. When the family moved to Australia in 1959, wine remained part of everyday life and, as Mark grew up in the 70s, the obsession passed from father to son. In 97, while working at Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney), Mark was offered a job in Melbourne, and within weeks of arriving had started looking for a likely spot in the Yarra Valley. In 2001 he and wife Fiona purchased the property on which they have built a (second) house, planted a vineyard, and erected a capacious winery designed by WA architect Peter Moran. In the course of doing so they became good friends of near-neighbour the late Dr Bailey Carrodus; some of the delphic labelling of Pimpernels wines is pure Carrodus.
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