Ross and Dallas Lewis purchased the 70-acre property in 1996 as a working cattle farm with the intention of growing “A few Grapes”. The initial five-acre planting consisted of Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. In addition to running the farm, Ross and Dallas were also co-owners of a local supermarket. During the following years, additional planting increased the vineyard to 18 acres. The first vintage of Riesling in 2000 was a few hundred kilos and by 2004, the Lewis family sold all their grapes to local wineries under contract.
Ducketts Mill Wines And Denmark Farmhouse Cheese was first opened on Boxing Day 2004.
Come and visit the cellar door and find out how far “a few grapes” have come!