As a young man Borry purchased the property in 1965. The 135 acre property was at the time in a state of disrepair. The indigenous people must have looked on in horror as the once fertile the land had been cleared and ploughed exuberantly in the best European tradition. As a result much of the topsoil moved down the slope. Borry’s first task regenerating was to haul tens of thousand of meters of soil back up the slope from whence it came.

In 2003, over 500 oak trees inoculated with Black Perigord truffles were planted and now Borrodell boasts having the oldest truffle trees on the ‘mainland’ (they come from Tasmania).

The private property soon became public with the building of accommodation in 2002, and the establishment of Sister’s Rock restaurant in 2005.

In 2006 the building continued with the underground wine cellar, supposedly for the storage of all the wine that was being produced, however was soon filled up with brides, flamenco players, cabaret acts, truffle dinners and all sorts of good times.

Together Borry and Gaye operate this family-run business, sharing the tranquility and magic with visitors who can also enjoy and experience living on a working orchard and vineyard at this picturesque rural retreat.