It all began in September 2004 as a new beginning for Brian, who had long searched for land for vines and hopefully fine wine for some time.
This parcel of land had perfect slopes, was close to the city and enjoyed plenty of rain. Well, too much really — it’s South Australia’s wettest spot most years and it even has a waterfall and permanent creek, aptly called Deep Creek.
So in 2004-2005, 4 acres of Chardonnay went in. By 2007, another 2 acres of Pinot Noir was planted and in 2008 the home was finished, allowing live-in vigneron status for Brian.
The plot thickened in 2007 with the arrival of the love of his life, a Canadian artisan named Lani, and all her fibre, wool and wood creations also added to the mix.
We were married in 2007… was the house big enough?!