After the Second World War, when Penfolds tried to convince Ray to take over the chief winemaker's role at The Grange winery at Magill, he convinced them instead to appoint Max Schubert, a decision which changed forever the lives of Thellie and Max, and led to the development of Australia's most revered wine ... photo by Thelma's nephew, Richard Humphrys ... click on images to sharpen and enlarge
A fresh gap in our wine royalty:
ruins near Burra ... photo SA Film Corporation
Below is one of my most treasured possessions. I'd kept this lovely card from Thellie in the fold of a special book which I lost moving house. After years of misadventure or maybe just pure unblemished adventure it came back to me, tattered, bashed, without the book, intact.
Thelma Schubert is survived by her son Brentyn, daughter Sandie, and grandchildren Alicia, Cassie, Lorien, Brittany and Sam. She will be missed.