About Byrne Vineyards

Every glass has a story.

Byrne Vineyards History

The first vines on our properties were planted in the 1920s in the Clare Valley. These vines are now some of the oldest winemaking vines in the world, speaking to the rich heritage and history behind our every bottle of wine.

In 1960, Eric and Romla Byrne purchased a property near Devlin’s Pound near Waikerie in South Australia where they planted a vineyard. Here began the family passion for wine and viticulture. A passion which son Rob maintains to this day, with his daughter Petria, and grandson Will, now working in the family business with him.

History of our Vineyards

Scotts Creek Vineyard

During the 1970s the Scotts Creek vineyard was established by then owners, Penfold’s, under the guidance of Max Schubert. The site was chosen due to its close proximity to the Barossa Valley, the excellent limestone soils and an ideal climate for premium wine production. The Byrne family acquired this property in 1995 and over the last few years have adopted the innovative sustainability practices allowing water to be returned to the natural environment and preserving our wetlands. This vineyard produces our signature Vine Dried and Double Pass Shiraz products.

 

Clare Valley Vineyard

The Clare Valley wine region is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, best known for Riesling and Shiraz wines. Settlers from England and Ireland, as well as Poland and Silesia migrated into the region during the 1840s, producing a rich multi-cultural heritage of architecture and villages, which remain largely intact. Vineyards were planted alongside those first villages and the tradition of winemaking has continued ever since. Our Clare Valley vineyards located at Stanley Flat have Grenache vines planted in the 1920’s still producing fruit.