The New Cornelia Creek

When Lou purchased the property in 1984 it had been sadly neglected. There had been no further development since the 1920s when the original irrigation system had been laid out. A whole farm plan was developed in 1984 & implementation of the plan began in 1985.

The property then began operating as a sheep & pastoral enterprise.

1995

Development of 3 hectares of orchard for sweet (non astringent) persimmons commenced. We have Alpacas to protect the lambs and after their annual shearing their wool was hand spun to produce this lovely blanket.

1998

1st grapes: Pinot, Shiraz, Cab Sauv, & Merlot were planted as an experimental block

1999

Hail netting was constructed over the entire orchard.
A program to convert the open channels to underground pipes was commenced to conserve water & potential impact on the water table.

1999 -2007

Grapes were sold to our friend & winemaker Peter Beckingham of Beckingham Wines

2008

Wine production continues & is now under the Cornelia Creek label

2010

Construction of a refrigerated cool room to maintain wines at constant temperature

2012

Tasting room arrived

2014

Tasting room completed

2015

Tasting room finally opens!