Hearing the words, “Oh, you’re mad growing cattle and sheep, why don’t you grow grapes?” in 1965 prompted the birth of Cullen Winery. In July of 1966 Kevin & Diana Cullen began test planting with the vine cuttings. It took until 1971 for them to get success out of these cuttings and to start planting vines on their own land. In 1995, the adjacent Mangan Vineyard was planted and farmed biodynamically by the Cullen Estate. The two estates contribute exclusively to the Cullen vintages every year. In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot was elevated to the top Langton’s classification category of ‘Exceptional’ – reserved for just 11 Australian wines. In 2014, The Diana Madeline 2012 received James Halliday’s award for Best Cabernet Blend, James Halliday Wine Companion 2015. Committed to biodynamic viticulture, Cullen Wines has evolved into an iconic winery that has always been focused on quality, integrity and sustainability at all levels of the business.