Through three generations of Peace family toil the ‘country retreat’ vineyard produced its first vintage in 1995 and a commercial winery was born.
1981 - A new vineyard is born Pam and Jim, Andrew’s parents, bought the vineyard
1989 - Help arrives Andrew and Cathryn (& family) moved in and started helping out
1995 - First vintage Andrew started the winery and had his first vintage
1999 - First export Creation of the Andrew Peace brand and first export
2001- First Sagrantino The first Sagrantino vineyard was planted
2014 - Unexpected The Unexpected (our first sulphur free wine) was created
Forty million years ago, with the forces of water and tectonic plate movement, Australia’s Murray River system was born. The third longest navigable river in the world. These events caused the inland flow of rich fertile sediment and soil layers. Now commonly referred to as the ‘Food Bowl of Australia’, it is Andrew Peace Wines’ main source of water and nutrients.
Nutritious sandy and clay earth provide Andrew Peace Wines with a soil type typical of Champagne and Burgundy, and ideal for both red and white wines.
More than 400km inland, the climate is semi-arid with hot summers and cold to mild winters. With a characteristics akin to a ‘continental climate’ not unlike Burgundy; and very unlike the typical maritime or Mediterranean climates of almost all other Australian wine regions.