Quirinus is of Dutch farmers descent, which can be traced back to the 16th century. He became an orthopaedic surgeon, however the call of the land was in his blood and his aim was always to buy a farm one day. He worked hard to realise his dream and bought several lots of land over the past thirty years. He first imported Gelbvieh cattle from Germany and began breeding them successfully as well as the French Limousin cows. He won the Perth Royal Show Supreme Interbreed championship in 1994 with both breeds.

The vineyard was first established in 1994. He chose a sunny, but protected hillside, well drained, with good loamy soils, from where you can see the Indian Ocean and the city of Bunbury in the distance and first planted his two preferred wine varieties: Shiraz and Semillon. The first yields were sold to bigger wineries as Quirinus concentrated more on his cattle breeding.

Then Anita is a retired teacher and artist  from France came into the picture . She always enjoyed good food and wine and she seduced Qurinus in producing his own wine. This was the beginning of the great adventure of owning a winery and a French bistro.