Painted Rock was once the centre of the largest apricot orchard in the British Commonwealth. Braeside Farms harvested apricots here from the early 1900s until the orchard was felled in response to the gypsy moth infestation of the late 1980s. The property, known locally as "The Blackhawk" laid fallow while under the ownership of another winery until we acquired and contoured it in 2004 and planted in 2005.