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The Rose & Crown Hotel
Le Huret, Alderney
UK Channel Islands

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McGuigan Wines

Four generations of the McGuigan family have made wine their life. Some of Australia’s greatest brands have been shaped by the McGuigan spirit, and their 80-plus years of winemaking. From a standing start in 1992, McGuigan Wines now has the 2nd largest vineyard holdings in Australia. This capacity translates to more than 225,000 tonnes across the group.

To process these quantities, five wineries run year round, each with very specific winemaking duties.

These wineries are: Hunter Ridge (Hunter Valley NSW); Hermitage Road Winery (Hunter Valley, NSW); Yaldara (Barossa Valley, SA); Buronga (Sunraysia, NSW); and Loxton (Riverland, NSW).

Chateau Yaldara

Chateau Yaldara is a winery located near Lyndoch, South Australia in the historic Barossa Valley wine-growing region. It was founded by the Hermann Thumm in 1947 after he emigrated to Australia from Europe in 1946. The site chosen for the winery was on the banks of the North Para River at an old flour mill dating back to the 1870s. The winery was named 'Yaldara' after the local aboriginal word meaning 'sparkling'.

After over 50 years ownership Hermann Thumm sold the winery in 1999 to McGuigan Wines, so that he could 'enjoy an active retirement'.

Owen Patrick McGuigan

Born in 1869, Owen Patrick McGuigan was the first of the four McGuigan generations to enter the wine business. Born in the Hunter Valley N.S.W, he was a dairy farmer by trade, however his exposure to the new and developing region sparked an interest in the wine industry.

He took a part time position working for the McNamara family on their vineyard at Rothbury. At times his work load was lightened when his young son Percy gave him a helping hand in the winery.

Owen Patrick McGuigan died in 1925 at age 56, when his son Percy was only 12 years old. The time father and son spent together on the Rothbury estate clearly impacted upon Percy, as 16 years later he followed in his father’s footsteps and continued the work Owen Patrick McGuigan had begun.


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