The Glenmark estate started in 1853 when George Henry Moore arrived in New Zealand.
Moore purchased 155,000 acres in the Waipara from the government for 10 shillings per acre. He built a magnificent Homestead, featured on all wine labels of Glenmark Wines, which burnt tragically in 1890.
Upon the death of his only surviving child, Annie Townsend, in 1917, the entire station was sold off in blocks.The Weka Plains was part of that last sale. John McCaskey's father, Cyril, purchased the land in 1936 and the family has been farming the Weka Plains ever since.