A Century of Tradition in Winemaking Buckeley’s wines are the brainchild of importer Peter Click and celebrated Australian winemaker Rob Dundon. Produced from South Australia’s finest vineyards in Barossa, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek (soon to be South Australia’s next designated viticultural area or appellation), Buckeley’s wines are all estate bottled at Dundon’s historic Beresford Winery. Founded in 1896, the Beresford Winery is located in the picturesque Happy Valley of South Australia. Constructed on a grand scale from locally quarried stone, Beresford Winery stands as a testament to the wonderful insight of the original founders, the Horn brothers. The winery’s grand old bluestone cellars were built into a solid rock hillside - no mean feat in itself over 100 years ago - to such an extent that half of the winery building is completely underground, providing wonderful naturally cool cellars. The Beresford Winery is constructed on four levels to take advantage of the slope and was originally intended to be an entirely gravity fed operation with grape reception at the top and final aging and dispatch on the lowest level. Apart from some of the original winemaking equipment which today serve as artifacts and historic memorabilia the original winery is in perfect working order. The massive jarrah posts and karri floorboards, reputedly hewn from old ship timbers and ballast, the 50 centimeter thick stone walls, the old vats, and even the resident friendly ghost - apparently the spirit of a dedicated cellar worker who died in the 1920 - all exude a wonderful history which engulfs all who visit this imposing structure. Despite a checkered history between 1930 and the arrival of the current owner and winemaker, Rob Dundon in 1989, Beresford Winery has been restored to the Horn Brother’s original concept of producing estate-bottled wines of character that reflect the outstanding climate and soil ("Terroir" as the French would say) of South Australia’s finest vineyards. State of the art winemaking equipment was installed in 1989 in such a way as to blend tradition, history, and modern technology. This ensures the production of some of South Australia’s finest wines, all under the Buckeley’s label. As with the Horn Brothers before him, Rob Dundon has won many awards and medals for his wines, guaranteeing him a burgeoning export, as well as domestic market. To date, Rob has accumulated over 1000 medals for his wines. Testament to Rob Dundon’s ability to fashion supple, rich, full-flavored wines that consumers desire, Buckeley’s is becoming increasingly more difficult to come by. Alas, this is the price of success. "Enjoy this wine while ye may". Although Buckeley’s produces a Chardonnay, a Semillon/Chardonnay and a Shiraz, as well as the all splendid Cabernet/Merlot, it is the latter for which Buckeley’s is most renowned.