The Family

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Family owned I Estate grown I Hand crafted wines

Since 1851 five generations of the Bryson family have been involved in agriculture and the unique and fertile land in South Australia. Our vineyards at Padthaway are planted on some of the world’s oldest mineral rich soils and in the most temperate of maritime climates.

The family business was built over the past half century by Clive and Elizabeth Bryson, who has now handed the day-to-day operations over to the next generation, his three sons, Andrew, David and Paul.

David oversees every aspect of the business, from winemaking, packaging, stock control, to national and international distribution, sales and marketing. David’s knowledge and skills come from a successful 21 year career in Banking & Finance.

Andrew, our resident viticultralist, grew up on the family property at Padthaway and was instrumental in setting up the Morambro Creek Vineyard in 1994 with the help of other family members. Andrew is the Senior Viticulturalist and has completed a diploma in Agriculture at Roseworthy College, a certificate in viticulture and contributes to a number of industry organizations.

Paul is our resident grazier and agricultralist, grew up on the family property at Padthaway. Paul manages our other family vineyard as well as running cattle, cropping operations and has a certificate in viticulture.

The family employ the specialised services of Ben Riggs who has over 30 years of wine making experience. Ben has also presided over 8 international vintages in countries such as USA (Napa Valley), France (Bordeaux and Southern France), Greece and Italy. His extensive experience with a broad range of wine styles gives Ben the unique position of being a true Master Winemaker.