It’s the story of a journey – a tale of the triumph of ambition.
It’s an adventure. And all the glory that goes with it belongs to Mr Busby.
Having left Edinburgh and extensively toured the vineyards of France, Busby boarded a boat bound for Australia, carrying with him vine cuttings, which he cared for obsessively throughout the arduous journey.
Through typical Scottish resolve, Busby managed to keep most of the vine cuttings alive – and with them, his obsessive dream.
When he arrived on the shores of New South Wales in 1824, Busby was prepared to become what he’d be later be referred to – the Father of Australian Wine.
Busby was a pioneer in pursuit of a noble goal of national importance – and that was to make viable the growth, production and export of Australian wine.
And that’s just what he did. Offshoots of his original cuttings can still be found growing in vineyards throughout Australia to this very day.
From vine trimmings, world renowned vineyards grew. And today, with each glass – we raise a toast to the triumph of Busby’s ambition.
So next time you’re enjoying a drop, remember that this Scottish son, is the father of Australian wine.