Welcome to the Winemakers Life
Updated: Mar 20, 2018
We are Sarah & Stefano! A winemaking partnership! Between us we have over 30 vintages under our belts in countries like Italy, France, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Mexico as well as of course Australia.
We met in New Zealand in 2009, fell in love, and haven’t looked back since! We have been working side by side, knee deep in grapes, giving our blood, sweat and tears (literally!) to many different wineries all over the world, until now!
We have finally been able to build up the funds... and the guts.... to go it alone!
We have been working in the South Burnett wine region for just over four years now and we have worked with many different grapes and taken note of how different varieties grow here and how they have adapted to this climate . This along with our strong ties to Italy, and our passion for alternate varieties (at least alternate to Australia), made it an easy decision to focus on Italian and other lesser known European/Mediterranean varieties that we feel suit our local climate, rather than producing the same standard varieties you find in every bottle shop.
We believe there is a whole world of wine to be discovered, and it is delicious!!
We do not have our own vineyards yet, although we have our eyes on a few great local ones that we are aspiring towards.... if all goes well! We do have a couple of fantastic local growers in the region who supply us with amazing fruit including Viognier, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Barbera. All of which we will endeavour to hand pick wherever possible.
Our first three wines were produced at the same time as still working for someone else, but for 2018 we have taken the plunge and decided to put all of our time into our new project and we couldn't be more excited!
We have received so much support from other local producers in the region, and we have many plans to work alongside them in progressing our region, including planting more of these fantastic varieties, experimenting with new ones and collaborating on projects that will bring more attention to this beautiful piece of the world.
It is exciting times for us and our region of the South Burnett in Queensland and we would love to take you on this journey with us!