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Situated on the Pacific Highway just south of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid-north coast, Cassegrain Wines is a wonderful place to visit for a taste of tradition.
Our winemaking heritage began in France in 1643. A heritage of French winemaking skills combined with Australian technology is practised today by John Cassegrain, using that “savoir faire” (the know how), to produce a wide range of Premium, Reserve and Limited Release wines that are full flavoured, yet soft and elegant.
Cassegrain’s winemaking team is headed by John Cassegrain. John is highly regarded in the wine industry and considered somewhat of a pioneer through his interest in establishing new regions, encouraging more sustainable farming practices and exploring new grape varieties. Cassegrain was the first winery to grow and produce Chambourcin commercially in Australia.
John Cassegrain embraces new technology yet is a traditionalist in his winemaking philosophy. He combines his French heritage and experience with modern Australian technology to produce wines which have a significant point of difference.
In the late 1970s, as major advancements were being made in Australian wine technology, John Cassegrain was undertaking his Bachelor in Oenology at South Australia's renowned Roseworthy College. Having been influenced by these advances in wine science, John then developed his hands-on experience with ten vintages at Tyrrells Winery in the Hunter Valley and several vintages in France including the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions.
The French heritage of the Cassegrain family together with John’s experience in France has significantly influenced the style of winemaking at Cassegrain: traditional French winemaking methods are married with the latest Australian technological advances.