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A man who left home and family to venture forth and seek adventure almost 130 years ago. We are speaking of Yalumba’s globetrotting Indiana Jones of a horticulturist, Fred Caley Smith (which does lead one to wonder why the wine was not dubbed “The Fred Smith” rather than “The Caley”).
Robert Hill-Smith is the current head of Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family wine business. Fred Caley Smith was his great uncle (Fred was the grandson of Samuel Smith, who founded the company in 1849, when he planted the first vines in Angaston in South Australia’s Barossa Valley).
https://quillandpad.com/2020/03/31/yalu ... sa-valley/
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