Possums Vineyards were established by Dr John Possingham in 1984 where grapes harvested from Blewitt Springs were sold to neighbouring winemakers in the McLaren Vale wine region.
Almond orchards were purchased at Willunga in 1995 and planted to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to supply the growing demand for wine grapes in the region.
The first Possums Vineyard Shiraz wine was made in 2000 and became popular with wine critics both in Australia and Overseas. Construction of the Possums Winery began in 2004 at Blewitt Springs, the same year the Trophy winning Possums Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was created.
Possums Wines have been awarded 2 Trophies and 15 wine show medals since, the most recent at the 2011 Royal Sydney Wine Show for a Pinot Gris under the newly created Dr John’s Wines label.
Possums Vineyards wines are estate grown and family owned by local South Australians.