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Driving around McLaren Vale, there’s a few names that come up again and again. McMurtrie and Strout lend their names to roads threading through the vineyards. The Pedler name is bestowed on a road, a creek and a cottage. But Samson Tall? An early settler in the region, Tall has nary a dirt track to his name. That is until Paul Wilson and Heather Budich chose Samson Tall as the name for their winery.

Wine, Beer & Spirits of the Fleurieu

Samson Tall is the joint venture of Paul Wilson and Heather Budich. The couple make wine from grapes purchased from local McLaren Vale growers in a small winery on their Strout Road property, while their cellar door operates out of a small church built in 1854.

The Wine Producers

In 1840, a chap by the name of Samson Tall boarded the brig Caroline in Plymouth and arrived in Port Adelaide five months later. He immediately settled in McLaren Vale and by 1853, owned three farms in the region.

And as they say, the rest is history…