We chose the distinctive pelican label to honour Councillor Milton Turner who was born on Reeves Farm. Milton fed the pelicans every day for 15 years on the beach below the vineyard. At 5pm daily, it was a major tourist attraction with a huge number of overseas tourists. The new enclosed boat launching ramp is his legacy, guarded by dozens of watchful pelicans.
Bernie Walsh was approached by owner John Willoughby to create a wine label encapsulating the pelican.
Bernie originally hailed from the Mornington Peninsula, and his 1995 art print series made him Australia’s top selling artist, with sales to 57 countries. Bernie paints with an air brush and highlights with soft pencils, and his trademark is to extend part of the subject material over the boundary of the painting.