The Murphy Family migrated to Australia from Ireland in 1909 and were one of the first settlers to establish vineyards at Merbein, 15km west of Mildura.
The family moved to Trentham Cliffs in 1960 and redeveloped one of the properties.
Jack and Moya Murphy established their farm, which included plantings such as citrus, vegetables and grapes for fortified wines, and then later re-planted to specialize in varietal grapes.
The vines flourished in the rich red loam over limestone soils, nurtured by water from the Murray River. The first vintage was produced in 1984, using only 6 tonnes of grapes.
Jack Murphy instilled his knowledge of viticulture to his sons Anthony and Patrick, who established Trentham Estate in 1988.
The winemaking philosophy at Trentham Estate has always been to produce high-quality varietal wines at an affordable price, with an emphasis on full fruit flavour and palatability.
The grapes are picked and crushed at optimum ripeness to produce the perfect flavour, and our experienced winemakers use various winemaking styles to create the award-winning wines we are known for.