Scarpantoni Estate Wines

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Scarpantoni Drive
McLaren Flat SA 5171
Australia
Phone: 08 8383 0186
Fax: 08 8383 0490
Email: scarpantoni.wines@bigpond.com
Appointment Email: sales@scarpantoniwines.com

Scarpantoni Estate is a family run winery situated in McLaren Flat, South Australia.

The Scarpantoni family originates from the Abruzzi region of central Italy on the Adriatic coast. Domenico Scarpantoni immigrated to Australia in 1952, travelling and working around the country before deciding to settle in the McLaren Vale region. Upon arriving in McLaren Vale he commenced work for Thomas Hardy and Sons at Tintara Winery.

He soon discovered the region was ideal for viticulture and it was there in 1958 that he bought his first property of just 5.6 hectares. Later he was to become vineyard manager for Seaview Wines of McLaren Vale and was responsible for the contoured vineyards that Seaview were renowned for in the 1960s. In 1968, the original school property of 20 hectares was purchased in the adjacent town of McLaren Flat. In the years following, a further 12 hectares of adjoining land was purchased, making him one of the largest growers in the region at that time.

In 1979, the winery was built with the aid of his wife Paula and two sons, Michael and Filippo, on the McLaren Flat property, with only a percentage of the tonnage harvest released onto the market under the Scarpantoni label. The last two decades has seen major expansions to the Estate including the purchase of a property in the heart of McLaren Vale. This includes plantings of premium Shiraz,, a wetlands development, a fully renovated winery and cellar door, and the future restoration of a historical homestead.

To this day, the winery is very much a family business with every step of production, from viticulture to the packaged product done entirely on the premises. This gives total control over every stage of the winemaking process and ensures that the highest standards are maintained.

 

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