Updates and Articles
There is no doubting that us Aussies love our plonk. The ABS published that in 2012-13, 487.7 million litres of Australian wine was sold domestically for $2,369.2 million! (ABS, 2013)Read More
The Australian drover is a highly regarded aspect of Australia’s agricultural history and many authors of books, poems and articles have made the Australian Drover and their wives famous folk law.Read More
Together the late Robert ‘Bob’ Rowe and his son Simon established what is now known as Princess Royal Station. Bob is a South Australian meat and livestock icon and was at the forefront of the South Australian beef industry for many decades, treading where others feared for many years.Read More
Unlike the eastern states of Australia, South Australia was not colonised by convicts, the state was committed to a ‘free’ settlement when the South Australian Association, formed in late 1833, promoted the state to Europeans. (Bound for South Australia)Read More
Our vineyard was the brain child of Simon Rowe after an anonymous man said to him that our area around Burra “was as good a country for growing red grapes as he’d seen.” So, Simon teamed up with an old friend and winemaker, Andrew Hardy and planted 30 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet vines.
The cattle industry has been a big part of South Aussie culture for many, many years. With our gorgeous rolling hills and wide open spaces, it’s no wonder that it’s a location that many in cattle farming industry are proud to call home.
At Princess Royal Station, we count ourselves among the lucky people to live and work in such a beautiful surrounding.
At our stations and properties, we raise and feedlot a variety of cattle. Shorthorn, Angus and Droughtmaster are the types of cattle you will see grazing along our hillsides.
So, why do we raise these breeds? What characteristics and traits allow them to thrive in our South Australian climate?
We reckon these breeds stand out from the herd (yes, pun intended) - here’s why.Read More
Designed by renowned architect Edmund Wright, the heritage listed Princess Royal Homestead was built in 1864 in a ‘Victorian English country house’ style. Originally purchased by John Tyler, the old Princess Royal Mining Company land was sold as a sheep station, hence the name Princess Royal Station.Read More