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'Forgotten Corners' Winepress Jan 2019

One person's trash is another's treasure, and one person's problematic paddock was Tracy and Kevin Johnston's wetland in waiting...
In 2006, two years after they'd bought their 22 hectare property, including 4ha of grapes, they cast their eyes beyond the vines to the clumpy, soggy pasture beyond. Undaunted by gorse, willows and weed-choked water channels, they decided to create a 4ha habitat in which native fish and bird species could thrive and breed...

Read the full story on page 13 of the January 2019 edition of


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