The late Wyndham Hill Smith (or Wyndy as he was known to mates) had a tenacious spirit from day dot. In his early days it served him well on the competitive cricket field, and later after the death of his father Walter and winemaker brother Sidney (both Yalumba royalty), when he took the reins at Yalumba. Wyndham is the reason Oxford Landing exists today. He and viticulturist Norman Hanckel scoured the land for the perfect soil in which to plant vines and found it in the Riverland. Wyndham’s passion, belief in the region, and downright hard work turned a patch of red soil into the successful vineyard and wine brand it is today.