The Bonic family has been producing wine for many generations in Australia and Croatia. Their special knowledge arrived on Australian soil with Jure and Eve Bonic in 1960. Beginning their new lives in Sydney, they worked hard and saved in the city because their dream was to build a vineyard.
When they found Jerilderie, about 600km south-west of Sydney, 10 years later their dream was realised. Jure noted that the grazing cattle were healthy and vibrant and just as importantly, the vegetables grown in the region were more sweet and flavoured because of the mineral-rich soil. Eve loved the proximity of Billabong Creek – Australia's longest creek.
The dry climate and long sunny days were also appealing. Organic One was to become one of Australia's first organic vineyards. The Bonic family were pioneers in organic wine-making and that heritage has been honoured and taken to new levels by their sons John and Frank.