Growing up in a vineyard on the River Murray to Italian migrant parents instilled a deep passion for produce and for that which can be crafted.
My early winemaking passion was borne working beside my father in the Roccastel vineyard. Hard work and sweat allowed me to earn my Bachelor of Oenology at University of Adelaide with Distinction. Keen to learn from the renowned winemakers from landmark international wine regions I travelled to complete vintages in Chablis, Moselle Valley, Tuscany, Chianti and Tokaji.
Antonio’s wines are simply created for maximum pleasure. The wines are authentic, varietal, well balanced and offer moreish mouth feel.
The first Antonio’s range produced an award winning Pinot Gris from a single vineyard at a national level. I feel it important to continue to develop and evolve my wine styles to match those that enjoy my wines and the modern Australian taste.
At the moment these are Australian wines that are fruit driven and soft with quality never comprised. What makes my wines special is that they are textured and elegant. I have made them as standalone wines to be enjoyed on sunny afternoon or savoured with a lovingly created meal.