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The adventure of a lifetime

They say it’s never too late to start your next adventure. For Marianne Lethbridge and Ed Murray from Vintner’s Secret Vineyard, these words couldn’t be more fitting. Set high above Childers in the peaceful surrounds and beautiful greenery of the rolling hills, you’ll find these two dreaming of their next taste-bud tantalizing wine.

After spending a great part of their careers in teaching, Marianne and Ed, at the age of 60, decided to ‘retire’ to take on a whole new venture. With no experience in the agriculture industry, the couple took a leap of faith and purchased the vineyard over 10 years ago now. Ever since then, they’ve been farming their own grapes and crafting their delicious range of wines.

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In Childers, Marianne and Ed have truly found a place to call home with some of their most favourite memories made in the hinterland town. From spending evenings under the clear starry sky with a bottle of their finest, to welcoming visitors from all over the world, Marianne and Ed believe that opening the winery is one of their greatest, and happiest moments.

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It was Marianne and Ed’s lifelong ambition to not only own a winery but contribute to the community that they love, leaving their mark on the world.

Come meet two of the most passionate winemakers around and spend the day picnicing among the vineyards, tasting wines you’ll be writing home about.

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