THE HISTORY

Rabbit Ranch History

Land that was once a High Country sheep station is now a flourishing vineyard.

Sheep and Rabbits coexisted on the land for some time but the sheep couldn’t keep up with the  nocturnal activity of the rabbits and were hopelessly outnumbered – they were driven off the land and were last seen heading north.  The owner of the Rabbit Ranch – Mr Mc Gregor  tried a number of measures to rid the land of the rabbits at the turn of the century, but was unsuccessful. In the end he decided to plant some vines and make wine.

The vineyard fell into decline after the second world war until direct descendants of Mr McGregor – Warren and Betty McGregor decided to replant the vineyard, and as they say – the rest is history...

Rabbits still run wild on the vineyard and fuelled by high altitude Pinot grapes, some are reputed to be the size of ponies – but that could be another tall story...