Currency Creek’s First Winemaker Celebrates His 90th Birthday

February 28, 2024 11:01 am in by
Wally Tonkin at his Wharf. Photo: Phil Tonkin

Macclesfield resident Wally Tonkin is celebrating a milestone today, his 90th birthday.

The Strathalbyn-born resident has achieved great things over his life, including planting the first vineyard in Currency Creek and establishing a successful winery and restaurant, having a wharf named after him, and breeding and training horses to compete and win races at the Sydney Cup.

Thanks to Wally’s son Phil for getting in touch, ARN’s Adam Connelly and Jennie Lenman learned more on the old wireless from Wally about his career and life. Hear the chat in the below audio play window:

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