Ned’s Mother, Ellen Quinn was from Antrim, Northern Ireland and arrived in Port Phillip, Melbourne in 1841 with her family as an immigrant. Kelly’s father, John, was from Tipperary, Ireland and in 1841 was transported to prison in Van Diemen’s Land, Tasmania for stealing two pigs! Upon release from Prison John ended up working on James Quinn’s farm in Victoria. He fell in love with his daughter Ellen. They got married and had 8 children together including Australia’s famous Bushranger: Ned Kelly! Kelly’s Patch is our vineyard named after the Kelly family, whose homestead stood here before the vines were planted.
Here are a list of their wines: