Michael Kerrigan, former Chief Winemaker of Howard Park and MadFish Wines and a small group of partners took over the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and brands just before Christmas 2006.
“I knew the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and its potential and could not pass up the opportunity to be part of such an exciting winery producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon wines as good as or better than any producer in Margaret River – and that means world-class wine.
"I believe small, old, hands-on vineyards and wineries like Hay Shed Hill need to be owned and run by winemakers and grape growers; people who are attached to the land and the place and wish to express its character through the wine.
"In a highly corporatized wine world we’ve seen highly visual wine companies ‘huff & puff’ with huge volume expectations with more press in the business news than favorable reviews in the wine columns. In the end corporations shouldn’t run boutique wine businesses."
Winemakers have bought back the farm.