The Founder

Mario Toniolo is our ninety-two year old founder. After growing up in a small village called Mason in Northern Italy, Mario migrated to Australia at the age of 25 in search of a new beginning for his family. After working as a concreter in Melbourne for 50 years Mario turned all his effort to his love,. “vino e cibo” (wine and food!). Mario spent years searching for the perfect parcel of land that reminded him of his childhood working on vineyards in the Veneto region.

After stumbling upon an abandoned apple orchard at the age of seventy, Mario purchased the orchard and proceeded to hand-plant the vines and olive trees that make up the properties you see today. Mario can still be found daily, working around the vineyard orchestrating his newest project.