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In 1887 two Bunya Bunya trees were planted in the front lawn of the new homestead. Majestically they still stand tall giving welcome shade from the summer sun.
Bunya Bunya trees are unique and rare, qualities we thought appropriate to take pride of place on the label of our Chardonnay.
Hiraji, foaled in 1943, was a New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred racehorse. Raised and trained in our lush paddocks, he was best known for winning the 1947 Melbourne Cup. Hiraji was then spelled back to Borambola which is now home to our Shiraz.
Bullet scars in the walls of Old Borambola Homestead remind us of a visit by the notorious Irish-born Australian bushranger Captain Moonlite (Andrew George Scott). After his first release from goal, he turned his attentions on accruing enough ill-gotten wealth to flee the country for good. Captured by police in 1879, hanged in 1880, he never realised that dream.
In 1920 the future King Edward VIII known as ‘the digger prince’ travelled half way around the world to pay homage to the Armed Forces of Australia. During this arduous and exhausting visit it was recorded that the Prince took time out and spent several days resting at Borambola.
The old wishing well at the rear of Borambola Homestead still bears the thumbprints of the hands that made its bricks. Unable to sign their names, the thumbprint identified the convict and determined how much they would be paid for their work. The well was the original water source for the homestead; these artesian waters are rich in mineral flavours and carry some of the characteristics similar to those found in the Wishing Well Sauvignon Blanc.
Like his counterpart on the tuckerbox, Rusty the Jack Russell terrier waited eagerly to greet visitors to Borambola Homestead. His luck run out before his master's when he met an 18 wheeler while chasing a bitch. Spot now stands guard in his place.
A fresh easy drinking sessionable cider with good flavour, clean, crisp and medium dry on the finish. This cider is 100% natural with no added sugar. Fermented using only freshly crushed whole Royal Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji and Granny Smith apples, all from New South Wales is what makes the Tuckerbox Apple Cider so special.