1968 – Tony Smith planted trial vineyards of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon on his Bouverie property in Denbarker.
1971 – Further plantings, including Riesling, carried out in the Wyjup vineyard.
1974 - Plantagenet Wines produced it’s first vintage and the iconic three lions brand was registered.
1975 - An apple packing shed in Mount Barker was purchased and converted into the region’s first winery and cellar door.
1975 – David McNamara employed as Plantagenet’s (and the regions) first winemaker.
1976 & 1977 - Plantagenet Shiraz and Cabernet win first show Gold medals, respectively.
1979 – Rob Bowen (the first qualified Oenologist in WA) employed as Plantagenet’s second Winemaker.
1980 – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties added to the Bouverie vineyard.
1988 – John Wade became Plantagenet’s third winemaker and Gavin Berry joined the team as assistant winemaker.
1988 & 1989 - Vineyard expansion continued with the establishment of the aptly named Rocky Horror vineyards (due to massive sub-surface rocks).
1992 – Lionel Samson & Son purchased a one-third share in Plantagenet Wines.
1994 – Gavin Berry took over as Chief Winemaker.
1996 – Lionel Samson & Son purchased a second share in the winery.
1999 – The fifth vineyard named Rosetta was established, west of Mount Barker.
2000 - Plantagenet Wines was fully purchased by shareholders Lionel Samson and Son. Tony Smith remained as Chairman.
2004 - Plantagenet Wines celebrated its 30th anniversary.
2005 – Richard Robson became the fifth Plantagenet winemaker.
2006 – Sangiovese planted at the Bouverie vineyard.
2007 – John Durham began as winemaker just prior to vintage.
2009 - Lionel Samson and Son celebrated its 180th anniversary. Jordan Ellis began as vineyard manager.
2012 – Cath Oates returned to her home state of Western Australia and became Plantagenet’s seventh winemaker.
2013 - Plantagenet Wines harvested grapes for its 40th vintage.
2015 - Cath Oates returns to her old stomping ground of Margaret River to pursue her own project and assistant winemaker Chris Murtha takes the helm as Plantagenet's winemaker.