Brian McGuigan established his position as one of Australia’s foremost winemakers and marketers when he founded the Wyndham Estate Wine Company at Dalwood in the Hunter Valley in the 1970’s. As Managing Director of the Wyndham Estate Group he built one of the most successful wine companies in Australia.
Following the sale of Wyndham in 1991 Brian established a new company; Brian McGuigan Wines, in 1992 through a publicly listed company. In the fifteen years that he was a Managing Director of the Company growth has been extraordinary, with total sales approaching 10 million cases. Brian’s faith in Australia to produce premium quality wines is evidenced by the fact that the McGuigan Company now controls and manages some 18,500 acres of vines throughout Australia putting it amongst the top grape growers in Australia and the world. Exports continue to be a major focus of the McGuigan Wines operation. At present in excess of 67% of total production is allocated to satisfy the demands of the International market. The success of McGuigan Wines in Europe, USA and New Zealand has been outstanding and with the quality of McGuigan Wines supported by their policy of controlling their own vineyards the future of export sales seems assured.
Brian McGuigan was inducted as a Legend in 2008.