En-route to South Australia in 1839, John Reynell obtained vine cuttings from the Cape of Good Hope and planted them at McLaren Vale, with that click of the secateurs becoming the infant colony’s first vigneron.
By 1845, he had become McLaren Vale’s largest producer, and Reynell’s descendants went on to establish a formidable reputation via a string of award-winning wines. Following a series of family tragedies, the family relinquished control of the company in 1953. Despite this, Reynella, as a brand, continues to trade successfully on its prestigious reputation.
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John Reynell was one of the founding fathers of Australia.s winemaking history.