Not long after settling in Adelaide, Mary Penfold wrote these three simple but words in her day book. That brief entry could not foretell the importance of the contribution she was to make over the next 40 odd years to Australia’s young wine industry. Mary’s management of the Magill Estate and her skills in viticulture and blending led ultimately to the development of Penfolds Wines, one of Australia’s greatest wineries.
Edith Pearn was a true farming pioneer who made an unusual contribution to Australia’s harvest history. For over 30 years she was a highly successful agricultural contractor at a time when such activity was dominated by men.