The Vandenberg Wine brand pays tribute to the amazing four-generation story of the Vandenberg family – from surviving a ship-wreck to Richie Vandenberg captaining the Hawthorn Hawks football club back to Premiership success. Focused on family, adventure, and relationships, this wine brand celebrates people being a part of something bigger than themselves.
In 1857 The Koning Willem II foundered on the rocks of the Limestone Coast, after parting with her anchor in a westerly gale. Ari Vandenberg was one of the nine survivors. As he looked back at the wreck that had almost claimed his life, he vowed to tame this wild land and make his mark upon it. The Ari collection takes the tenacity and determination of Ari Vandenberg and harnesses that spirit into its wine making.
At the outbreak of World War Two, eking out a post – depression living, six Vandenberg brothers and their father left for war, seeing no other option but to leave the Limestone Coast and fight for the country they were so proud of. A timeless symbol of reward, gallantry & bravery in the face of adversity, this wine range captures the heroic nature of the six Vandenberg brothers.