The Cherished Wines selection has been created to mark 50 years of togetherness of the owners of DICKINSON ESTATE, Trevor and Mary. Trevor named the wines Cherished to reflect his feelings for his very “Cherished” wife and partner Mary.
“We first met at a dance in Victoria on the 26th of August 1966. Mary was just 16 and I was 18. After a long courtship and engagement, we were married in June 1971. I had joined the Australian Navy in October 1967 and shortly after our marriage, the Navy posted us to Singapore for 2 and a half years”.
“This early period of our marriage introduced us to the delights of Asian cuisines and cultures. Over the many years since that time, we have visited most Asian countries including Japan, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong. The mysterious China is next on our travel plan, to promote our wines and meet the people who enjoy them”.
Trevor retired from the Navy in 1987 when they purchased a farm in Western Australia. In 1994 Trevor and Mary established the Dickinson Estate vineyard, initially producing high quality fruit for other major Western Australian Wine producers. In 2006 they decided to produce their own wine range, Tammar Gully wines, named after the small wallaby which lives around the farm and vineyard.
The Tammar Gully wine range has become very successful in the Western Australian market.
In 2010, Trevor and Mary commissioned Coby Ladwig, the highly acclaimed Winemaker of Plantagenet Wines in Mount Barker WA, to produce a prestigious wine range for the export market. Thus, the Dickinson Estate wine range was created. In 2014 the wines were shown at the Hong Kong International Wine Show where the 4 wines were awarded 15 medals including the trophy for the Best Wine with Chinese Dim Sum. In 2015, they again entered the next vintage of wines (5 now) and won another 16 medals including another Trophy for the Best Wine with Chinese Hainan Chicken.
To celebrate their achievements, successes and their love for each other over the past 50 years, Trevor and Mary have now created the Cherished Wine range. The wines are still produced to the high standards by Winemaker Coby Ladwig from selected parcels of fruit grown in the Blackwood Valley.
“We are confident you will enjoy them”.