Introducing our Rallings’ Feast guests…Angove Wines

It’s hump day so it’s perfect timing to introduce Angove Wines as our next Rallings’ Feast guests


The glass is always half full at Angove Family Winemakers

Angove wines hold a long and interesting Australian, family owned heritage.

Six generations back, a young Doctor by the name of William Thomas Angove arrived in Tea Tree Gully, South Australia.  Like his fellow doctorates Lindeman and Penfold, Angove cultivated vines on local soil to make wine to be used as a tonic within his practice. The Angove family maintained the cultivation with steady growth, and by 1903, boasted 100 acres of vines.

In 1965 great grandson, Thomas William, created a niche in the world of oenology. His invention of the one gallon cask  – the first “bag in a box” – was a global innovation in wine packaging that would go on to revolutionise wine sales across the continents and earn him an Order of Australia in 1994.

In 2007, quiet inroads in the promotion and design of low chemical intervention begun. It was yet another Angove innovation, leading to a full conversion to organic viticulture. The entire Angove winery site is now fully certified to produce organic wines.

Today, some 130 years after that first planting, Angove family wines produce from their McLaren Vale, Riverland and Renmark sites and rank Australia’s 16th largest winery and the country’s 12th largest wine exporter by branded wine sales. The fifth generation remains fully committed to private ownership and actively ensures this continuity for forthcoming generations.

Angove’s Queensland outlet chose Rallings after seeing evidence of Brad’s meticulous work at a cricket club do. “Rallings is a perfect fit for our personalisation requirements”, says representative, Craig Hogan.  “We love that the Rallings crew can design and manufacture pretty much anything to our specification, meaning we can meet our customer need in a quality, fuss free and timely manner”.  Like Angove, Rallings hold the family owned tradition in high honour.

For Hogan, it’s a perfect match for the exacting, quality label synonymous with the Angove brand. We think the doctor would be most proud.

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