Posted by: Van Colombo | March 4, 2010

Australian wine range with a Sri Lankan name

Baddaginnie Run is an award winning range of wines produced by the Seven Sisters Vineyard in Australia.

Although often mistaken for an aboriginal word, Baddaginnie was the name given to the local township by Sri Lankan railway workers building the Melbourne-Sydney rail line in the 1860s. According to local legend, when provisions failed to arrive at the settlement, the Sri Lankan men named their camp ‘baddaginnie’ meaning ’empty belly’.

Vineyard included ‘Run’ into the name as a historical acknowledgement of the sheep run that used to occupy the current vineyard site.

Baddaginnie Run

More info:

http://www.baddaginnierun.net.au/story.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baddaginnie,_Victoria

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