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In the beginning ...

Whilst working on an adjacent property in Seppeltsfield, Michael found an old uninhabited cottage next to the Greenock Creek. He purchased the cottage in 1975 with the intention of developing a vineyard and making wine.

Introduction by Philip White

In about 1985, I was at Rockford wines, bashing a vintage story from my old Underwood typewriter on the bonnet of the Valiant, when Robert O’Callaghan poked a glass of fermenting must under my nose. The murky depths of that wine transported me to a previous age: it seemed to instill not just the complete history of Shiraz, but the prehistory of the ancient rocks it grew in. Astonished, I enquired as to its source. “It’s Michael Waugh’s,” Robert said, indicating the stonemason there, quietly building the winery.

Building the Cellar Door

The Cellar Door before work commenced

Michael working on the Cellar Door

Seppeltsfield Cabernet Sauvignon planted

Started taking out the patchwork of vines in front of the cottage and planted the Seppeltsfield Cabernet Sauvignon.

The completed Cellar Door in operation

Planting the Seven Acre Shiraz

Planting the Seven Acre Shiraz vines

Growing the canes for the Seven Acre Shiraz

Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Picked our first Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

The First Crop from the Seven Acre Shiraz

The vintage of our first Seven Acre Shiraz (located behind the cottage on the undulating hill through to Seppeltsfield Road)

Clearing old apricot orchard on Roennfeldt Road property

Our first picking of the Roennfeldt Road Shiraz

First Apricot Block Shiraz vintage

Building the Winery

Building the Winery

Working on the winery

Our Small Winery

The first use of our new winery, built with the help of local tradesmen.

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 1999

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 1998 Cornerstone Grenache, 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1997 Seven Acre Shiraz and 1997 Creek Block Shiraz are included in our 1999 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Newsletter 1999.pdf

First Alices vintage

First vintage of Alices Shiraz

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2000

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 1999 Cornerstone Grenache, 1998 Creek Block Shiraz, 1998 Apricot Block Shiraz, 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1998 Seven Acre Shiraz, 1995 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 1995 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2000 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Wines Newsletter 2000.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2001

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2000 Cornerstone Grenache, 1999 Apricot Block Shiraz, 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999 Seven Acre Shiraz, 1999 Creek Block Shiraz, 1996 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 1996 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2001 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Wines Newsletter 2001.pdf

Building the Second Barrel Shed

The Barrel shed completed.

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2002

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2001 Cornerstone Grenache, 2000 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2000 Seven Acre Shiraz, 1997 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 1997 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2002 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Newsletter 2002.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2003

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2002 Cornerstone Grenache, 2001 Alices Shiraz, 2001 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001 Seven Acre Shiraz, 1998 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 1998 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2003 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Newsletter 2003.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2004

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2003 Cornerstone Grenache, 2002 Alices Shiraz, 2002 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2002 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2002 Creek Block Shiraz, 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 1999 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2004 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Newsletter 2004.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2005

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2004 Cornerstone Grenache, 2003 Alices Shiraz, 2003 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2003 Creek Block Shiraz, 2000 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2000 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2005 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2005.pdf

Michael Named Vigneron of the Year

Philip White and Michael at the Award Ceremony

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2006

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2005 Cornerstone Grenache, 2004 Alices Shiraz, 2004 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2004 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2004 Creek Block Shiraz, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2001 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2006 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Wines Newsletter 2006.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2007

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2006 Cornerstone Grenache, 2005 Alices Shiraz, 2005 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2005 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2005 Creek Block Shiraz, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2002 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2007 newsletter.

2007 Newsletter.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2008

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2007 Cornerstone Grenache 2006 Alices Shiraz, 2006 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2003 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2003 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2008 newsletter.

Greenock Creek Wines Newsletter 2008.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2009

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2008 Cornerstone Grenache 2007 Alices Shiraz, 2007 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2004 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2004 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2009 newsletter.

Newsletter 2009.pdf

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2010

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2009 Cornerstone Grenache 2008 Alices Shiraz, 2008 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2005 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2005 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2010 newsletter.

Newsletter 2010.pdf

Michael in his veggie garden

Michael's giant pumpkin which won first prize in the Tanunda Show!

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2011

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2010 Cornerstone Grenache 2009 Alices Shiraz, 2009 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2006 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2006 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2011 newsletter.

Newsletter 2011.pdf

A Special Birthday for Michael

A surprise birthday party for Michael

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2012

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2011 Cornerstone Grenache, 2010 Alices Shiraz, 2010 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2007 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2007 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2012 newsletter.

Newsletter 2012 Web.pdf

The first picking of Casey's Block Shiraz

The Casey's Block Shiraz was planted in 2010, and the new wine from this block will be released in 2015

Greenock Creek Wines' Newsletter 2013

The tasting notes (generously supplied by Philip White) for the 2012 Cornerstone Grenache 2011 Alices Shiraz, 2011 Apricot Block Shiraz, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Seven Acre Shiraz, 2008 Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and 2008 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon are included in our 2013 newsletter.

Newsletter 2013.pdf

Tour Down Under Welcome

Our welcome banner for the Tour Down Under riders in January

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