The very first vines of the region were planted on the Barambah vineyard in 1995, with 7ha under vine including Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The sheer quality of the fruit in the past has won medals around the world and the viticultural future is promising indeed, under the guided skill of Master of Wine, Peter Scudamore-Smith.

Settled by Europeans in the early 1800’s, the Barambah district has always had considerable prominence in the South Burnett.  It is the traditional land of the Wakka Wakka people and consists of ironbark ridges and apple tree flats, watered by numerous creeks.

About the Winemaker

Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Peter Scudamore-Smith MW is one of Australia’s great winemakers and belongs to the elite order of “Masters of Wine”- an institution that dates back to 1953.

The Institute of Masters of Wine exists to promote the highest level of educational achievement for the wine industry, culminating in an internationally recognised and respected qualification, the Master of Wine, often referred to in its abbreviated form of MW.

Over 2,000 candidates have sat the examination. Since 1990, only 138 candidates have passed the examination and become Masters of Wine. Currently there are 74 MWs working outside the United Kingdom.

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About the South Burnett

The South Burnett is  Queensland’s largest wine region, home to the State’s biggest vineyards and more than 20 wineries and cellar doors.

The South Burnett is also home to two of Queensland’s biggest inland waterways (Lake Boondooma and the Bjelke-Petersen Dam), the Jurassic-era Bunya Mountains and some of Australia’s prettiest agricultural country .

The South Burnett sits atop Australia’s Great Dividing Range where the rainforest meets the grasslands in a kaleidoscope of rich red soil, vineyards and lavender fields.

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