Bell River Estate began life as Markeita Cellars around 1974 and was founded by Margherita and Keith Reinhard. The Cellars were developed by the Reinhard family and specialised in producing quality fortified wines (Ports and Sherries) and red wine, predominantly Shiraz.
In June 2000, the business was purchased by Sandra and Mick Banks and with the sale came the name change to Bell River Estate. In January 2001, the focus of the business has not fundamentally changed with perhaps a little more emphasis on marketing table wines to a broader spectrum of country based customers. Wine is sold at the cellar door and through local pubs, clubs and restaurants while bulk wine is shipped to many parts of New South Wales.
The Bell River Estate is located 15 kilometres south of Wellington on the Mitchell Highway.