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Jean-Paul’sVineyard

Established Organically in 1994

Victorias first commercial wine growing family in

the1850s

 

 

The de Castella Legacy

 

in the YarraValley

 

Pictures of days gone by in the

Yarra Valley

 

This picture taken from the book Jolimont to Yering

 

Hubert came to Australia in 1850 to visit his brother Paul de Castella at Yering station in the new colony of Victoria.

 

After trying the wine left behind in the cellar at Yering Station made by the original squatter William Ryre, you could say the two brothers got a little excited and proceeded to build the biggest vineyard and winery of their day. I dedicate my Cabernet Sauvignion to them by calling it the

Bold Colonial Red

St Hubert’s ended up at around 300 acres, and Yering station was 260 acres.

 

Both wineries went on to have great successes but fell prey to to hard times and depressions.

 

 

 

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