Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. In 1913, Frank Osborn harvested his first vintage at the Bundarra property in McLaren Vale, a total of 100 tons, and the grapes reaching the ‘unheard of’ price of £20 per ton. Frank’s brother-in-law, and wine industry mentor, Sam Tolley, later encouraged him to build a winery and produce his own wine. Convinced, Frank spent some time at Ryecroft learning about winemaking. Sam is largely responsible for the design of the winery, which is compact, with a row of nine five-ton open fermenting tanks, a block of 19 concrete storage tanks totaling some 40,000 gallons and hand-operated basket presses. Today, fourth generation family member, Chester, makes distinctive wines using traditional methods both in the vineyard and the winery.