The History of Amadio Wines

Since 1936, Amadio Wines has prided itself on producing premium quality wines vintage after vintage. Tradition and passion guide every step so our wine can be as brilliant as the people you share it with. National and international awards decorate our bottles but our greatest reward is seeing our wines surprise and delight.

1927

A large dinner table surrounded by a big family.

Giovanni Amadio arrived in Australia from Italy in September 1927 without his wife of 2 years and son of 5 months, taking up residence as a boarder in the city of Adelaide.

Giovanni found a job as a Market Gardener in a fruit orchard at East Marden and never lost a day’s work from there on. In 1932, Giovanni paid for his wife and son’s passage by ship, to join him in Australia, they arrived January 7th. In 1934, Giovanni purchased what became the family home and land at East Marden.

 

1936

Giovanni Amadio raises his glass.

In 1936, Giovanni Amadio commercially registered his dry table Wine after years of making wine for family and friends. Giovanni sourced his grapes from leased vineyards nearby to make his well crafted wine from his cellar door in Adelaide. His lighter, drier wine style became rapidly popular with word spreading interstate. A successful production began over time with his family cultivating a sincere appreciation for premium winemaking.

 

1940

Giovanni Amadio picks grapes in the vineyard.

In 1949, he was recruited to become a member of the SA Fruit Growers Association. This lead to a continued interest in development of the Market Garden Business through a vendors stall where he sold his produce to retailers and shops.

1985

Gaetano Amadio surveys the vines in his Adelaide Hills vineyard.

In 1985, Giovanni's Son, Gaetano bravely utilized his inherited passion for winemaking by investing time and money into planting his first pilot vineyard in the pristine cool climate of the Adelaide Hills.

His subsequent plantings, vision for the region and diligent work lead to his premium wines gracing the tabletops of restaurants and households throughout Australia and overseas. His dedication as a wine producer focused on quality and helped him build an enviable reputation for creating award winning wines.

2005

A young Daniel Amadio helps to plant vines.

Success breeds success! As the winemaking generation continues with his son Danniel Amadio who aptly named the Amadio range of wines. Sourcing his premium fruit from the family's Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills vineyards, Danniel maintains limited case production of every wine range to ensure hands on production standards, honoring family custom.

The impressive acclaim of national and international trophies and gold medals awarded to Amadio wines thus far, vintage after vintage, bears testimony to a consistent standard of premium quality given its humble traditional beginnings of family winemaking.