Hurley Vineyard pays its respects to the traditional owners of the country and their elders past and present. As they treated their country with respect, so we are committed to doing so.
The traditional owners of the Mornington Peninsula are the Boonewrung Aboriginal people. The Peninsula was an important hunting and gathering place for the Boonewrung, as is evidenced by the many seashell middens in the area. It was also a birthing place for Aboriginal women.
Hurley Vineyard was officially opened in 2001 when Boonewrung ancestral elders performed a traditional ‘welcome-to-country’. This consisted of a ‘smoking ceremony’ in the winery and the presentation of a gift of leaves from a eucalypt tree. There was also a private ceremony in the vineyard.