The Ocean View property was purchased in 1993 by Rosemary and Calvin Irons. In 1996, working with partners, Kate and Thomas Honnef, research began to identify appropriate varieties and locations on the estates for the first vines. The initial planting occurred in November 1998, and was followed by a smaller additional planting in 1999. This brought the total area of vines, for the first vintage to approximately 2 hectares. The first varieties included chardonnay, Shiraz and ruby cabernet grapes. Subsequent plantings occurred in 2002 (chardonnay) and 2003 (viognier). Further plantings are scheduled for each of the next few years to bring the total area in vines to approximately 10 hectares.