Family

The Balnaves family have been in the district since the mid 1850s after coming out from Paisley in Scotland where they were weavers.

Doug & Annette Balnaves started in the wine industry in the early 1970s when they sold their farm to what was Hungerford Hill and then planted their own vineyard here. In 1990 Annette & Doug were joined by daughter Kirsty & son Pete and in that year the first Balnaves wines were produced.

Balnaves of Coonawarra is a tight family unit celebrating over 25 years of the family business – and still talking! They are heavily involved in the community and well-being of the wine industry of Coonawarra and beyond.