David and Dierdri Robertson-Cuninghame can trace their ancestry (via David) back to the Duke of Wellington, with Cuninghame Senior being the ADC to the Duke, and his son, Arthur Wellesley-Robertson, the godson. Arthur Wellesley migrated to Australia and took up the land upon which Wellington Vale is situated in 1839. Planting began in 1997 with 0.7 ha of semillon, 1 ha of pinot noir and 0.3 ha of riesling. The first vintage was in 2000, and subsequent vintages have won medals at the competitive Australian Small Winemakers Show.
Preston Peak (Rod McPherson), Mike Hayes (Symphony Hill Wines)
'Wellington Vale', Deepwater, NSW 2371 (postal)
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