Our family owned vineyard, winery and cellar door strives to live up to the Ceccanti motto, “Fortis et hospitalis”. The translation being “strong and hospitable”. Angelo (hails from Lucca Tuscany, arriving in Australia in 1969); wife Moya and son Danny tend the vines, make the wine and run the cellar door.
The 100 acre parcel was purchased in 1977, with the intention of planting cool climate grapes, the soil type, altitude and climate being comparable with the Chianti region in Tuscany.
These classic varieties thrive in our Alpine cool climate site where long cold winters, and cool summer nights, create the perfect environment for maturation of grapes with ripe characters, soft tannins and an abundance of fruity flavours.
We believe that 95% of good wine making is achieved in the vineyard, the other 5% in the winery with minimal interference. By adhering to this principle, we produce elegant wines, which are ready to drink in a year or maybe cellared for several years.