*James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery*
Plantagenet takes its name not only from its home, but also from its heritage. The House of Plantagenet was a royal dynasty that produced the fourteen Kings of England who ruled England for the 331 years from 1154 until 1485.
In 1968 in a stroke of serendipity English migrant Tony Smith, himself a descendent of the Plantagenets, invested his small inheritance in a farm called Bouverie in Western Australia’s Plantagenet Shire. The first wines from these young vines were tight and lean and showed the elegant spice and fruit characters for which this area was to become known.