Friday, April 18, 2008

The Marion Vineyard

A vineyard in the suburbs! This vintage vineyard at Parkholme (about 10 Km from the City centre) was planted in 1905 by John Hamilton and is now owned by the Marion Council. The grapes are contracted to Patritti Wines, a family owned winery located in the nearby suburb of Dover Gardens.

This vineyard is 4 hectares, the only remaining part of an original 156 hectares growing in the district. The first vines in this area were planted by Henry Hamilton in 1838; only two years after Adelaide was established.


Donna said...

We saw quite a few of these in Fredericksburg...not many leaves yet, but they're full of shot!hugs

Sally said...

Aaah. adelaide / wine _ inseperable: clink! clink!
Sydney Daily Photo Turns 2 today!

alicesg said...

Australia has many of these vineyard. I saw them in Brisbane and Melbourne too. And of course I bought some red wine back to Singapore. :)