The Warrumbungle Mountains are the soaring, jagged remnants of a 13 million year old volcanic hotspot that protrude quite incongruously from the plains in northern NSW. Upon one of the higher peaks was built an astronomical telescope that even today ranks as one of the world’s largest, earning the neighbouring town of Coonabarabran the title ‘Astronomy Capital of Australia’.
It was initially a combination of these factors that lead us to consider Coonabarabran as an intriguing place to plant a vineyard. Almost ten years on from our establishment in 1998, and that initial hunch now seems inspired. The deep volcanic soils, high altitude, low pollution, generous sunshine, and reliable rainfall have enabled us to make such balanced and deeply complex wines that we now wonder why we are not surrounded by vineyards.