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The Murray River flows through much of South Australia and higher up forms the boundary between the states of Victoria and New South Wales. In the 1800s the Murray was a major trade route and was used to transport wheat and wool on commercial paddlesteamers. One such paddlesteamer, named the City of Oxford, caught fire and was forced ashore at a spot which became known as Oxford Landing. In 1958 entrepreneur Wyndham Hill Smith recognized the potential of the land at Oxford Landing for viticulture and so the Oxford Landing Estate was founded.
Wyndham Hill Smith, who was born in 1909, was the great grandson of Yalumba founder Samuel Smith. Wyndham was an industry pioneer, leading the trend from fortified wines back to table wines. He was also an accomplished cricket player and represented Australia in international tournaments against England and South Africa.
Today Oxford Landing has 650 acres under vine yet they micro manage 130 five acre vineyard blocks as separate ecosystems. They are dedicated to producing a quality product and their small scale approach carries over to the winery were they use native yeasts ro ferment their wines. These are wines with a real provenance that over deliver for their price.