The Blanche Barkly vineyards are located in the valley of Kingower in Victoria, Australia. In the 1850s, Kingower was a mining township of several thousand people. The Blanche Barkly nugget was discovered in August 1857 on the vineyard site. It was at that time the world's largest gold nugget, weighing in at 1743 ounces. The Blanche Barkly remains the third largest gold nugget ever discovered.
The winery was re-established by the Reimers family in 1972. It is situated on the deep, alluvial gold diggings pioneered by our ancestors. Some were winemakers, and many of our current wines are named after them.