The Reynell brand is a recent innovation that encompasses the very best McLaren Vale has to offer and is a celebration of the famous Reynell family who in the early pioneering days had the foresight to see the potential of this famous region. The Reynell name goes back to the very beginning of the wine industry in South Australia, when John Reynell planted some of the first vines in the infant colony in the area which was later to bear his name. This pioneer of the grape was born in 1809 of a Devonshire farming family. Shortly after his arrival in 1838 John Reynell established Chateau Reynella, situated 20 kilometres south of Adelaide and 5 kilometres east of St. Vincent's Gulf - the gateway to the McLaren Vale wine region. The Reynell family were actually the first to grow grapes commercially for winemaking in South Australia. Their first vintage was in 1842. Reynell