Since 1998 the utterly committed Paul Dahlenburg has been in charge of Baileys and has overseen an expansion in the vineyard and the construction of a 2000t capacity winery. The cellar door has a heritage museum, winery viewing deck, contemporary art gallery and landscaped grounds preserving much of the heritage value. Baileys has also picked up the pace with its muscat and tokay (topaque), reintroducing the Winemakers Selection at the top of the tree, while continuing the larger-volume Founder series. In December 2017 Casella Family brands purchased the brand and the Glenrowan property.
Baileys of Glenrowan
The Baileys winemaking story began in the 1860s, when Richard Bailey and his young family arrived in
As the goldfields dried up and the miners moved on, the Bailey family turned to farming and settled on a property which they named "Bundarra" near Glenrowan.
The Baileys planted one of the district’s first vineyards.
In 1870, Richard and his son Varley proudly produced their first vintage but the family were soon devastated by the outbreak in the 1890s of phylloxera. This tiny parasite kills vines and it had a devastating effect on
Once the phylloxera scourge had passed, the Bailey family replanted their vines in 1904 on phylloxera-resistant rootstock. The original 1904 Block, planted with
Today, Baileys of Glenrowan is known for their long living reds and equally outstanding fortified wines.
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779 Taminick Gap Road, Glenrowan, Vic 3675
(03) 5766 1600