This year marks forty years of winemaking at Mount Mary. Our first commercial vintage was 1976… a lot of grapes have gone through the crusher since then! Over the years and across three generations there have been many different grapes, wines, techniques, machines and methodologies all of which have helped shape where we are today. Amazingly it has been ten years since my father, John Middleton died; yet many of his thoughts and favourite sayings still resonate. He certainly was an advocate for a life well lived and he tended to echo the heartfelt sentiments of philosophers and poets from long ago.