At this time the Barossa Valley was being settled by German families who were planting vineyards and establishing settlements. To this day, many of the stone cottages and Lutheran churches throughout the Barossa Valley are testament to the 19th century wave of German settlers.
Mr. Ridely moved back to England in 1863 and sold the property to a Mr. Steiner who continued to cultivate grapes.
The vineyard was eventually acquired by the Riebke family – a well known and respected wine producing family who held the vineyard and maintained the vines until it was purchased by the Stavrakoulis family.
The vineyard is now known as Kulara Estate with the Stavrakoulis family paying homage to the traditional owners of the land and adopting the Aboriginal word for stone axe, ‘Kulara’ in its name.
Our premium range of Australian wines include:
Rocky Bay Wines
Lightning Creek Wines
Rare Penny Wines
Matilda’s Ghost Wines