The McGuigan love affair with winemaking began with Owen McGuigan who was born in the Hunter Valley of Australia in 1869. As wine started to find a home in the Hunter Valley he was the first McGuigan to venture into this exciting new endeavour. Working in the vines not only became the lifeblood, but also the passion for the McGuigan family. From those early days successive generations of the McGuigan family have been at the forefront of the Australian wine industry helping to shape some of Australia’s greatest brands. We invite you to explore our history through each of the generations.
The McGuigan name is synonymous with Australian winemaking. Four generations of the McGuigan family have made wine their life demonstrating a deep commitment and passion for Australian wine. This energy, drive and uncompromising dedication to craft the finest Australian wines is reflected in McGuigan Wines international success, having been crowned International Winemaker of the Year at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London for the third time in 2012.
Having already been recognised as the ‘world’ best winemaker’ by the IWSC in both 2009 and 2011, McGuigan Wines became one of only two wineries world-wide to have won the award three times in the competitions 44 year history.
The success continued at the equally prestigious International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London with McGuigan Wines awarded White Winemaker of the Year for the third time in 2013, having also won in 2009 and 2012.
Quality, consistency, value and innovation are the hallmark of the McGuigan brand. Our award-winning pedigree is second to none, and our premium winemaking credentials are without rival. Continued and sustained success on the international stage across all major global wine competitions has vindicated our philosophy of making ‘the wine the hero.’