The Mother of Australian Wine

Mary Penfold – The Mother of Australian WinePende Valde  Born Mary Holt in 1816, Miss Mary Holt married Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold in 1835. They adopted the motto “Pende Valde, Latin for  ‘very dependable’ as part of their wedding vows. They set sail from England in 1844, headed for Australia, making a stop-over in France …

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