In a little over 30 years, Rosemount Estate has established itself as one of Australia's leading wineries, producing a selection of fine wines that reflect the riches of the Australian climate and an unswerving dedication to winemaking quality, innovation and style. Much has changed over the years at Rosemount Estate however, the commitment to quality that defined the original vision for Rosemount Estate's humble beginnings in the Hunter Valley has remained intact. This vision has remained pivotal to the progress and success of the now world famous winery that is Rosemount Estate. Bob Oatley established Rosemount Estate in 1969 after a career in the coffee industry where he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services in Papua New Guinea. Bob Oatley instilled at Rosemount Estate a mentality learnt in the coffee industry; that a quality product will always be sought out and appreciated. Bob Oatley's wish to establish a reputation for fine wine production was satisfied early and has led Rosemount Estate to establish a wide variety of vineyard sites around Australia that take advantage of the varied soil types and regional climates. In 1992 he was awarded the Graham Gregory Trophy for 'Significant contribution to the Wine Industry of New South Wales.'