From studying Agriculture in the UK, Col Walker came to Australia in search of adventure and an understanding of the land down under where he met his wife Trish.
They moved to the Orange region of NSW in 1991 and acquired a small property in Borenore, 20km west from Orange CBD. Being an enthusiastic game bird hunter, Col named the property Faisan Estate. Faisan, being French for pheasant.
This acquired property included a small one-acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon, which was planted in 1985.