1980: David Wilks buys McPherson's winery and re-names it Tamalee.

1980: Patrick Auld takes over as winemaker at Tulloch's.

1980: Ralph Fowler moves from Tyrrells to Hungerford Hill.

1980: The Farrell family establish a 20 ha property at Mount View and establish 7 ha of grapes.

1981: Brian McGuigan buys Saxonvale winery at Fordwich. This includes Spring Mountain and Fordwich vineyards.

1981: David Paterson buys land on Thompsons Road, creates Chateau Pato.

1981: Ian Peterson builds a small winery and makes his first wines. Later that year Gary Reed joins the team.

1982: David Lowe appointed The Rothbury Estate wine-maker.

1982: Len Evans awarded OBE for services to the wine industry and community.

1982: Stephen Lake takes over all production from his father Max.

1983: Tulloch's Wines is sold to Castlemaine Tooheys.

1983: Iain Riggs takes control at the newly opened winery at Brokenwood Wines.

1983: Bill Sneddon joins Allandale as wine-maker.

1983: Rod Kempe becomes assistant wine-maker at The Rothbury Estate.

1983: Arrowfield sold to Griffin Holdings.

1984: Tamalee Wines goes into receivership.

1984: Tyrrell's buy the Rothvale property from Peter Meier.

1984: Andrew Thomas joins Tyrrells.

1985: The Elliott family sell Oakvale to Jan & Barry Shields.

1985: Tullochs sold to Penfolds.

1985: The highly successful Wyndham Estate group is floated as a public company .

1985: Lance Allen sells Tamburlaine to a consortium headed by Mark Davidson & Greg Silkman.

1986: Arrowfield sold to Australian Racing and Breeding Stables.

1986: The Sobels Family buy MacPherson?s winery on McDonalds Road: the old Tamalee Wines and carry out extensive renovations.

1987: Richard Friend and John Hindmarsh purchase Pokolbin Estate.

1988: Tyrrells buy Glenbawn Estate in the Upper Hunter.

1988: Rothbury Estate buys Denman Estate in the Upper Hunter.

1989: Brett Keeping and the Muddle family plant Inglewood near Denman.

1989: Arrowfield sold to a consortium headed by Nick Whitlam and Andrew Simon