OUR HISTORY & HERITAGE
Building on six generations of Australian experience to craft quality wine for the world to enjoy.
The McWilliam’s family name stands for a long history of excellence in winemaking, a tradition which stretches back to the earliest days of the Australian wine industry. Since 1877, when founder Samuel McWilliam first planted vines on the banks of the Murray River in New South Wales, the McWilliam family have produced six consecutive generations of winemakers.
The wines made by McWilliam’s are more than just benchmark expressions of Australian winemaking. They are wines that draw on more than 140 years of experience, wines that tell a story of a family’s passion for winemaking.
McWilliam’s Wines have always believed that quality wines are made by people, not companies. As well as a long list of family winemakers and employees, McWilliam’s are blessed by a team of staff that share the passion for the range of McWilliam’s wines.
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FAMILIES OF WINE
Australia’s First Families of Wine is an exciting initiative created by 12 family owned Australian wineries. Together the AFFW represent 16 Australian regions across four states and with more than 1200 years of winemaking experience.
With history, heritage and provenance, the families of the AFFW are rich with unique characters, stories and icon wines that are part of Australia’s vinous past – and future.