Amadio Wines

In 1936, Italian immigrant Giovanni Amadio commercially registered his dry table wine after years of making wine for family and friends. Giovanni sourced his grapes from a nearby leased vineyard and made his fruity, well-crafted wine from his own cellar. His modern, Italian-style wine proved to be a welcome newcomer to a local market that consisted of sweet, high-alcohol fortified wines, such as sherry and port.

The lighter and drier style of wine rapidly grew in popularity with word spreading interstate, resulting in orders from businesses in Melbourne’s fashionable Lygon Street.

As a keen opera fan, Giovanni was delighted that his wine became a favourite with singers from the touring Italian Opera Company. Giovanni’s wine was successfully produced for many years and his family cultivated a sincere appreciation for premium winemaking.

In 1985, Giovanni’s son Gaetano, with the help of his family, invested time and money into planting his first vineyard in the pristine environment of the Adelaide Hills.

This was a bold venture, given that it was uncharted vineyard territory for that region of the hills. Gaetano’s instinct and vision for the region – combined with his well-informed choices of subsequent plantings and years of diligent work – lead to his premium range of wines gracing the tables of households and top restaurants throughout Australia and overseas.

Gaetano proudly passed on his family’s winemaking tradition to his son Danniel, who created the Amadio range of wines. Danniel sources much of his premium fruit from his family’s 300-acre vineyard in Kersbrook and maintains a limited-case of every wine range to ensure hands-on production standards.

The Amadio range embraces the best fruit flavours and terra rossa characteristics of each regional varietal, producing wines of great depth and natural character. The impressive list of national and international trophies and gold medals awarded to Amadio Wines is testament to its consistent standard of premium-quality wines, founded on an integral legacy of family winemaking.

 

TASTING NOTES

2012 Amadio Reserve Sebastien’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Selected from single-vineyard fruit, this intense cabernet opens into ripe mulberry and hints of mint and tobacco leaf with overtones of cedar and spice. A rich, full-bodied style contributes flavours of cassis, cherry and blackcurrant, which collaborate with the complexity of balanced acid, velvety tannins and an intense long finish.

2014 Amadio Heritage Montepulciano

This ruby-red wine has a bright, expressive and complex nose of roasted meats, red capsicum and graphite, which flows easily into dense flavours of chocolate and coffee beans. The palate is textural, broad and fleshy with a well- integrated and juicy acidity.

2017 Amadio Single-Vineyard Pinot Grigio

This fresh and lively single-vineyard pinot grigio displays exceptional cool-climate characteristics with nashi pear and lemon citrus on the nose and crisp bluestone minerality. The aromas develop into guava, green lime and hints of honey on the palate, with a dramatic and crisp finish that identifies the true meaning of balanced acidity.

2015 Kangaroo Island Trading Co. Merlot

This merlot has impact and concentration that’s reminiscent of the Bordeaux style. Aromas of ripe plum, dried fruit, fig and raspberry follow on the palate, with dark chocolate, blueberry and black-fruit flavours carrying through the back palate for a long finish. With perfectly balanced core acidity and well- integrated oak and grape tannins, this wine is ripe for the long run.

 

 

  • Getting There: 461 Payneham Road
  • Suburb: Felixstow
  • Phone: (08) 8365 5988
  • Fax: (08) 8336 2462
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.amadiowines.com
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–5:30pm Wednesday to Saturday
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes (Max 60 seated and 150 cocktail)
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Cellar door tasting tour, online wine sales, Platinum Club membership and winemaker dinners