Wes and Pamela Vine’s first vines were planted in 1976 when it became obvious that a hobby farm at Mandurang Valley would not be sustainable. With both demonstrating a passionate interest in wine and winemaking, the first vintage was produced in 1980 for their consumption, with friends gaining the benefit of the excess stock.
In 1992, a limited license was obtained to make a sale of excess stock providing them with the opportunity to test the market. All the stock sold in a day! With this success, Mandurang Valley became a commercial venture in 1995, with the Vine family becoming sole owners in 1998. Vintage has continually increased each year along with Wes making contract wines for others.
With a science degree and a Diploma of Agriculture, Wes’ grape growing and wine making has provided an application for his formal training. Travelling widely throughout Australia and Europe has further increased his knowledge and expertise.