Wednesday, November 20, 2013

McGuigan patriarch celebrates his century

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Congratulatory messages from dignitaries including the Queen, Governor-General and the Prime Minister have arrived in time for Perce McGuigan’s biggest celebration – his 100th birthday.
Mr McGuigan devoted more than 30 years of his life to ­winemaking and started the McGuigan dynasty which his sons Brian and Neil have carried on.
“In 1941 when I started in the industry there were nine winemakers in the Hunter Valley and these days there would be over 100,” he said.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 16, 2013.