Monkey Place Creek
Modern, fruity and flavoursome, not to mention excellent value for money.
— Planted over 50 years ago
Over 50 years ago, Neil Grosser planted a vineyard on the sandy loam river flats of Monkey Place Creek, in the village of Broke, in the lower Hunter Valley.
This vineyard came to be known as Mount Eyre, and is now known as the Three Ponds Vineyard. Along with his son David, Neil still carefully manages our vineyards today!
The name Monkey Place Creek comes from early colonial times, when Australia was not even yet called Australia! The Governor had ordered a road be built between Sydney and Newcastle, and this road was to be built by convict road gangs. Legend has it that around the site of our vineyard, the convicts witnessed some koalas, which they had obviously not come across in Britain. Not knowing what these creatures were, their best guess was monkeys, hence the name Monkey Place Creek.
The Monkey Place Creek range of wines is designed to be modern, fruity and flavoursome, as well as excellent value for money. The Monkey Place Creek range includes both table wines and sparkling wines.