From Bondi Beach to Boredeaux region, Geoff and Marion had the yearning to get back to a rural pursuit after retiring. They had some farming experience and an involvement in a vineyard project in Pemberton, South West Australia. France was the target. The search began in September 2014 in south eastern France. Some weeks later they had strayed to the west and north of Bordeaux to find Chateau Maine Gazin. The view through the vines to the Gironde river did it and the property was acquired in April 2015.
The beach remains special to them but their dream had drifted to the lure of making wine in a special place.