Mr Mick helped put the Clare Valley and Riesling on the Australian wine map. He once said there are two types of people in the world: those who were born in Clare and those who wish they had been. Mr Mick loved the region and was a pioneer grower of varieties such as Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Clare Valley is now acknowledged for producing some of Australias greatest wines. In 1987 Mr Mick received an Order of Australia for services to the wine industry.
Mr Mick is a legend within the Australian winemaking industry. One of Mr Micks passions in life was to make wines for everyone to enjoy, a tradition his last apprentice, local winemaker Tim Adams, continues in his name. Today Tim and his wife Pam are proud custodians of this landmark property.