Padthaway was pioneered by Scotsman, Robert Lawson, in 1847. He erected the first building in the Tatiara on his 127 square mile lease.
Padthaway Homestead was built in 1882 by Robert Lawson, for his wife Eliza. Nestled deep in the heart of quality vineyards, Padthaway Homestead is renowned for its fascinating history. The old woolshed, built in 1901, houses the Padthaway Estate Winery where "Eliza" is produced on Australia's only traditional French Cochard Champagne press.
Today rows and rows of vineyards line either side of the highway producing a range of wines including the renowned Padthaway Shirraz.