Poole’s Rock was established in 1988 by the late David Clarke OAM. The 23-ha Poole’s Rock vineyard at Broke was the starting point, followed by the acquisition in 2002 of the 74-ha Glen Elgin Estate at Pokolbin.
Upon his passing, the brands, vineyards and winery in Pokolbin were acquired by the Agnew family, who also own the neighbouring vineyard, Audrey Wilkinson, and have been established in the wine industry since 2004.
All brands under the Agnew Wines umbrella have kept separate identities, however areas of consolidation include management, sales, marketing and viticulture, and there has also been significant investment in upgrades to their winery.
In 2012, Jeff Byrne was promoted to Chief Winemaker for Agnew Wines, overseeing Pooles Rock, as well as the Cockfighter’s Ghost and Audrey Wilkinson labels.