Samuel Apthorpe was given 14 years? imprisonment as a convict in Australia for stealing a few teaspoons. In the mid-1850s, after he had completed his sentence, he established a vineyard in the Hunter Valley at Bishops Bridge. His great-great-great-grandson Mark Apthorpe continued the tradition when he planted 1ha each of cabernet franc and chambourcin at nearby Lovedale.
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