Kevin Tuckwell, who graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1957, was born at Angaston and was a champion vine pruner in his youth. He left the Barossa Valley to go to Qld, first owning a successful truck and tractor sales and service business, thereafter purchasing Barangarook sheep station at Inglewood, running 10 000 sheep. His aim was to turn it into the best property in the region, and did just that, allowing him to sell the property and retire to the coast at Sanctuary Cove. However, in 2009 he fell to the temptation of buying a vineyard in the Granite Belt, largely planted to cabernet sauvignon and merlot. At that point Ian Macrow entered the scene, having had the room next door to Kevin at Roseworthy, leading to a lifetime friendship. Ian became involved in agri-politics, and was at one stage a member of the Australian Wheat Board. He and his wife used to assist with work at Barangarook, and when Kevin acquired what came to be known as Sabrina River, Ian came on board as marketing and sales manager.
This winery is now closed.
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