Milestones

Ballarat architect Ewan Jones purchased a 300 acre property from his friend Wal Henning (one of the founders of neighbouring Taltarni) and named it ‘Dalwhinnie’ after the small town in Scotland where family ancestors were from

1973 - 1976 – Extensive land and tree clearing

1976 – The first vines are planted at Dalwhinnie, one block of Shiraz and one block of Cabernet Sauvignon

1980 – The first vintage of Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz and Dalwhinnie Moonambel Cabernet is produced

1980 – One 5 acre block of Chardonnay planted

1984 – The first release of Dalwhinnie Moonambel Chardonnay

1985 – Construction of Cellar Door Sales tasting room

1986 – The release of the Eagle Series, Dalwhinnie’s first single block Shiraz

1989 – Planting of Forest Hut Vineyard Pinot Noir block

1994 – David and Jenny Jones purchase Dalwhinnie from David’s father Ewan

1995 – The planting of the Southwest Rocks Shiraz block

1997 – The planting of the Pinnacle Shiraz block

1999 – The planting of the Forest Hut Shiraz block

2002 – The completion of a 30 tonne winery at Dalwhinnie

2003 – The first vintage of Southwest Rocks single block Shiraz

2008 – The move from cork to screw cap closure

2008 – The first vintage of Pinnacle single block Shiraz

2010 – The first vintage of The Hut range of wines

2011 – The 30 year milestone of Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz and Dalwhinnie Moonambel Cabernet

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