The Wilkinson's were true pioneers of the Australian wine making industry. Despite two earlier ventures in Australia, the Wilkinson family returned after the brothers Frederick and John had studied wine making in France and Germany. In 1866 the family acquired the present site of the Audrey Wilkinson vineyard.
The Audrey Wilkinson cellar door has long been considered one of Australia's best. It is located at the foot hills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges.