Auckland’s Fruitbowl: Heritage Stories of Morrison’s Orchards and Lemora Winery

Cost: $5 per person
Bookings are essential: warkworthmuseum@xtra.co.nz

Discover the rich history of fruit and wine on the Matakana Coast with this special exhibition and talks.

Matakana’s wine story dates back to the 1930s, when Russian immigrant Alexi Migounoff developed a fortified citrus wine from fruit on his farm. The ‘wine of the golden fruit’ was christened Lemora and became a favourite tipple of renowned author Frank Sargeson.

Edward Morrison planted the Red Bluff Orchard on the banks of the Mahurangi River in 1873, sending cases of fruit by scow to Auckland and developing the largest fruit tree nursery in the Southern Hemisphere.

Join us for this interesting talk where you will hear the Lemora Winery story and members of the Morrison family will share the history of the Red Bluff Orchard from 1873 to today.

Where: Warkworth & District Museum

Exhibition will open on 12th July 2021.

Talks will take place at 10am on the 16th July and repeated at 10am on 30th July 2021.

Speakers: Ian Morrison, Lyn Wade, Bevan Morrison and Brenda Yoxall.

Bookings Essential. Book through warkworthmuseum@xtra.co.nz