With lofty aspirations, Mel and Pete knew if they wanted to get serious about the wine industry, they needed to be in the thick of it. They wanted wine to become their life, and they wanted to grow the best Shiraz in the world.
The obvious choice was a move to the Barossa.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Quiet Confidence and Dedicated Passion
Melissa and Peter Raymond both grew up in rural Australia. Mel in a small town west of Rockhampton in country Queensland and later the Darling Downs; Pete from the Snowy Mountain towns of Cooma, Khancoban and Talbingo in New South Wales.
But both knew they weren’t suited to city life.
Provenance, Discovery and Custodianship
Surrounded by the stark beauty of Moculta’s rolling hills and ancient gums, Gnadenberg Road in the Barossa’s high country of Eden Valley has an understated, yet significant provenance. The name of the road itself speaks volumes, translating from German as Hill of Grace. It borders highly sought-after viticultural land, rich in local history, including that of Garden & Field’s distinguished home block.