Chalmers Wines at Merbein grows
For about 15 years from the mid-1990s, the Chalmers were the go-to family for grapes and vines. There was a time their property at Euston, near Mildura, was the largest privately-owned vineyard in Australia, with 600ha under vine. And the associated Chalmers Nursery also, for a time, was the largest wholesale grapevine nursery in Australia, renowned for its imported new varieties from around the world. “Over the years Chalmers Nurseries propagated at least 30 million vines, averaging 2 million a year,” Kim Chalmers said.