Terry and Mary Peabody


'Wherever we travel, it's all about the wine.'

~ Mary Peabody

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Terry is Chairman and owner of the company, providing the direction, resources, business acumen and determination for growth. By any measure, East Coast American born Terry is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs with his success in building waste management and transportation companies and business interests extending from the USA and Canada to Europe, Asia Australia and New Zealand.

As Founder of Transpacific Industries Ltd, he built a company with more than 115 sites in Australia and New Zealand and in excess of 7000 employees. He is also the Chairman and President of Pozzolanic Philippines, a Manila based company involved in fly ash waste management businesses. Terry is well known in Queensland business for his pioneering work with Pozzolanic and as a local manufacturer and distributor for Western Star trucks.

Through his development of Transpacific Industries Ltd, Terry has been a prime instigator on environmental protection in Australia, known for providing economically cost effective, more environmentally-sustainable services within the waste management industry.

As a person who has an appreciation for good food and wine, he was the majority shareholder in the landmark Brisbane restaurant 'The Fountain Room' (known as the company canteen to the employees of the day).

'A meal as close as you can get to perfection.'

~ Condé Nast Traveller

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Craggy Range’s renowned, award-winning ‘Terrôir’ restaurant is one of Mary’s focuses. Mary Peabody has an extensive background in the hospitality business in Canada and Australia. Fine food and wine were very much a part of her upbringing in Pennsylvania, USA and that has continued. Terrôir was conceived as a beautiful setting in which to share with friends, family and fellow enthusiasts. The restaurant set among the vineyards and a magnificent scenic backdrop is renowned for several signature dishes that regulars will not allow to leave the menu – including wood-fired oven whole-roasted fish.  Mary’s innate taste and attention to quality ensures the best of wine, food and atmosphere and Terrôir regularly receives accolades from both domestic and international press.

The couple divide their time between Queensland, Australia, Havelock North, New Zealand and Whistler, Canada.