Michael Rende immigrated to Australia from Italy, like many of the great vigneron pioneers in this country. With the help of his family he spent his evenings and weekends clearing the land of scrub and bush, prior to planting the very sandy Blewitt Springs block in the late 60s. All of this whilst running a successful concreting business on the southern side of Adelaide.

His son Robert, who played an integral role from the early days, now runs the vineyard and lives on the estate. 

Vanguardist has been working with the old vine goblet Grenache since 2015. It is the jewel in our crown in terms our wines and of the vineyards we work with. It is with great pleasure that we are working hands on with Robert, and will be implementing Biodynamic farming on the property from 2021.