Press Release, October 29th 2021, South Australia’s leading and largest grower of the alternative Italian grape variety’s, Amadio Wines – has launched a new series: The Horse and Cart.

One of the State’s earliest established family wine companies, Amadio Wines is synonymous with progressive wine making and has developed an enviable reputation in planting alternative wine varieties.

One of the wines in this new collection is in fact called Pecorino, a tribute to the grape variety that Amadio is renowned for growing, and in fact grows for wine companies across the country.

The Amadio family’s heritage stems from southern Italy and the climate is very similar to that of South Australia. The vineyard, located in Kersbrook is a one of the most enviable locations for grape growing.

Amadio’s Managing Director, Daniel Amadio, is continuing his family’s successful winemaking legacy with entrepreneurial spirit.  Mr Amadio said: “We’ve been planting vines across South Australia’s Adelaide Hills and in more recent years Kangaroo Island from the early 1980s the Amadio vision has not wavered, the key to planting successful grape varieties is all about location.

It is this vision that inspires the new Horse & Cart series; three modern wines steeped in history.

Mr Amadio says: “The Horse & Cart series is unique and bold, much like my grandfather Nonno Giovanni Amadio was.”

First generation winemaker, Giovanni Amadio arrived in SA in 1930 and was the first person to register a dry table wine in South Australia. He would set off from Felixstow daily to deliver his locally grown produce to the Adelaide Central Market. On the way, Giovanni would drop homemade wine to friends and family for over a decade. Giovanni travelled exclusively by horse and cart.

The Horse & Cart series is made up of three wines – Pecorino, Nebbiolo Rose and Shiraz Cabernet.

The Pecorino is a white Italian grape variety originating from the Amadio family’s hometown of Lac Marche and Abruzzo wine regions of Italy.  Low in acidity, with hints of lemon and wet stone – the wine is drinkable with a touch of creaminess. This wine is perfectly suited to serve over summer with seafood, it is crisp and aromatic. It’s a kind of wine that can be approachable youthful or age worthy and complex.

The Italian variety of Nebbiolo makes a pale red wine, dry and savoury but with good flavour depth. This combination makes it perfect for premium Rose productions – Nebbiolo Rose.

The iconic Australian blend of the Shiraz -Cabernet is to be celebrated.  The pairing of shiraz offers a mid-palate with big fruit, while the Cabernet characteristics of big nose and palate add length and structure.

Mr Amadio said: “There is growing trend among wine drinkers, they want to explore alternative varieties and also learn about them, and we love imparting this knowledge.”

All three wines are available for purchase online