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The Legend

The Legend states that in 1835, Governor Macquarie directed explorers to find routes to open up the Hunter Valley. One wild and windy night, as the explorers attempted to cross a flooded creek, their strongest horse – Cockfighter – drowned bravely trying to get his rider across the raging waters.

 

When convict gangs were later sent to construct a bridge over what was now known as Cockfighter’s Creek, they swore that on stormy nights you would see Cockfighter’s Ghost galloping free across the countryside.

 

The Legend was born.

 

To this day it is still reported that Cockfighter’s Ghost still haunts the vineyards planted on the bank of the creek.

1835

Governor Macquarie directed explorers to find routes to open up the Hunter Valley. One wild and windy night, as the explorers attempted to cross a flooded creek, their strongest horse – Cockfighter – drowned bravely trying to get his rider across the raging waters

1912

Convict gangs were sent to construct a bridge over what was now known as Cockfighter’s Creek, they swore that on stormy nights you would see Cockfighter’s Ghost galloping across the countryside. The Legend was born.

1988

The Cockfighter’s Ghost brand was founded with it’s first vineyard on the banks of Cockfighter’s Creek

2011

The Agnew family acquired the Cockfighter’s Ghost brand

2012

Jeff Byrne was promoted to Chief Winemaker for Agnew Wines, overseeing the Audrey Wilkinson, Cockfighter’s Ghost and Pooles Rock labels.

2015

Cockfighter’s Ghost wines acquires the Chairmans Block vineyard in McLaren Vale, making this the home for it’s South Australian Wine