The property on which Majella now stands was originally owned by Frank Lynn, and bought by his nephew, George, in 1960. George and Pat Lynn kept Merino’s for wool production on their farm about ten miles away, and had always wanted some good Coonawarra country for their up-and-coming prime lamb enterprise. Viticulture, however, was not on their agenda until 1968.
In 1980 Majella sold our first grapes to Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate (now part of the Foster's Wine Group). This was the start of a long relationship between Wynn’s and Majella, a relationship that continued for over 20 years. Since 1989 they have continued planting new vineyards and at present have about 150 acres (60 hectares) under vine. Most of the new plantings have been Cabernet Sauvignon, but there are some small areas of Merlot and Riesling planted as well.
Majella is an expanding family owned and operated wine business in the heart of Coonawarra. It's a red specialist, with significant holdings of mature red vineyards, although it still releases a Riesling.