John Cassegrain's family came to Australia in 1951 but it wasn't until 1980 that they established their winery. By this stage, wineries had long been established in areas like the Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare, Margaret River, and Yarra Valley etc.
But the Cassegrain's didn't gravitate to these well known tried and tested regions. They were immediately attracted to the Hastings River region where the temperate maritime climate is ideally suited to the production of soft and elegant table wines. The Cassegrain Winery is situated on the Pacific Highway, just south of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid north coast.
How long have you been in the wine business?
We (Cassegrain Wines) have been in the wine business in Australia for 33 years, however the Cassegrain family's wine history dates back to 1643 in France.
Do you have sparkling wines?
Yes! We have recently invested in a specialist sparkling wine facility which has given us the oppourtunity to produce a wide range of méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines.
Did you know...
"Bucher" (pronounced 'booker') is the winery dog. She is named after a world leader in innovative wine processing machinery.