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Vineyard

500 grape vines in five varieties were planted here in recent times to commemorate one of the first commercial vineyards in Australia, established on the Camden estate in 1820. On the right as you look towards the vineyard are vines grown in the traditional method of the early l800s and on the left are vines on the modern trellis system.

This was not originally a vineyard site. It was a deer park around 1840 and then became horse yards and paddocks. The first vineyard was located south of this location.

In 1830 a second vineyard of 9 hectares was planted in rich alluvial soil by the river and in 1840 a third vineyard was planted south of the Camden Park House close to the winery. William Macarthur, son of John, is credited with the work on the vineyards.