A Little History


Barrett Lane has a long, 70-year history in the Swan Valley. The Prnich family have been growing grapes and making their own unique grape juice for as long as they can remember, even back in Croatia, before the Second World War.

In what may be a familiar story to some, the Prnich family moved here from Croatia both before and during the Second World War – in one case managing to make it onto the last boat to leave the port at Split, just before the port was shut down as a result of the war.


After arriving in Australia, the Prnich family became part of the Swan Valley community, growing table and wine grapes for some of the most prestigious wine-makers in WA. There was, however, always enough grapes kept to enable us to produce our own grape juice – a juice with a very distinct and pure taste.


Sandra and Pasquale, the new found owners of Barrett Lane are thrilled to announce the new chapter that has begun for Barrett Lane.  Committed to preserving the timeless magic that the Prnich family established, the new ownership brings a fresh perspective and a passion for creating unforgettable moments!


Our common goal is to continue producing a venue that captures the essence of the Swan Valley; the people, the style, the tastes and most of all, that ‘family’ feel. Barrett Lane lets those who visit become a part of the Swan Valley family, even if it just for a short time. We want all our guests to leave with a sense of friendship and peacefulness.


Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to be the backdrop to your love stories, now under the stewardship of a team eager eager to elevate your celebrations to new heights!  Here’s to the next chapter of love, laughter, and lasting memories at Barrett Lane………