Reynolds was founded in 1995 with the planting of the Little Boomey vineyard near Molong in the Central West of New South Wales. Subsequently floated on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in May 1999, Cabonne has invested A$45 million to date in the development of 900 hectares of vineyards, representing:
2,999 kilometres of vines
1.15 millon grape vines
Reynolds has developed four vineyards producing 80% red grapes:
Little Boomey - north of Orange, 503 hectares under vines
Angullong - south of Orange, 186 hectares
Mayfield - east of Orange, 40 hectares
Wirrilla - near Gundagai, 180 hectares
Following its listing on the ASX in May 1999, Reynolds has invested over $17 million in a new winery at Cudal, 40 kms west of Orange. Opened on 29 March 2000 by the Premier of New South Wales, The Hon. Bob Carr, the winery capacity now at 10,000 tonnes will grow to 20,000 tonnes over the next four years. Its many outstanding features include a 10,000 barrel underground storage facility.
In November 2000, Reynolds Wines Ltd (previously Cabonne) acquired The Reynolds Wine Company. Jon Reynolds subsequently joined Reynolds Wines as Chief Winemaker.