The team from ABC Rural ‘Dirt Dynasties’ drop in for a visit



Seeing that 2012 is the Year of the Farmer, the team from ABC Rural popped into visit us at Oliver’s Taranga to tell a bit of the story of our family that has been on the same property for 170 years.

Dirt Dynasties: Dam salty water leads to sweet wine

By Natalie Oliveri

Wednesday, 4 April  2012

Imagine knowing the soil under your feet was the same soil your forefathers walked on 170 years ago. Every day when she shows up to Oliver’s Taranga Vineyard for work, Corrina Wright, a sixth generation winemaker, has this very experience.

Oliver’s Taranga vineyard was born in 1841 when William and Elizabeth Oliver showed up from Scotland, having bought the land at McLaren Vale totally oblivious to Australia’s climate and harsh terrain…

To read, watch and hear more see- http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2012/s3470747.htm

The Oliver Family Cemetery overlooking the McLarenVale propertyMcLaren Vale have had a reclaimed water system running since 1999Oliver's Taranga are moving toward more drought tolerant varieties suited to Australia's climateFamily time capsuleOliver's Taranga Vineyard
Corrina, Don and Briony: fifth and sixth generation farmersThe Oliver family have been at McLaren Vale since the 1840sOliver's Taranga original house and cellar doorWilliam Oliver arrived from Scotland to find no water on his new property
Corrina Wright, director and winemaker at Oliver's Taranga