In 1976 Gerald and Sue Ellis picked the first grapes from their large Glenora property at the top end of the Derwent River, having planted the vines in '74. There have been four major expansions since, most recently a 10ha planting of pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and gamay in 2016, lifting the total to 52ha, the major part as fully mature vines. Meadowbank Wines opened its cellar door and restaurant in July '00 at Cambridge in the Coal River Valley. The wines were made next door at what is now Frogmore Creek. Eventually Frogmore Creek purchased Meadowbank's cellar door and restaurant (since they didn't previously have either), leaving Meadowbank to concentrate on further developing its vineyards. Meadowbank supplies grapes to six or so small wineries, and also leases 32ha to Accolade. Peter Dredge, having been intimately associated with the vineyard for six years, formed a partnership with the Ellis family (Gerald, Sue, daughter Mardi and her husband, Alex Dean) to relaunch Meadowbank. The wines are made by Peter at Moorilla Estate from the portion of vineyard set aside for the Meadowbank wines. Exports to South-East Asia.