Danial Conte is the 3rd generation in the family business. He has worked full time in his parents vineyards for over 17 years. In his younger days he spent hundreds of hours helping out in between school, and operating all types of vineyard machinery including a mechanical harvester from age 12.
His life long involvement and dedication later included winemaking. From the year 2000 completed 2 years of full time science and winemaking (oenology) at universities of Flinders and Adelaide. Now at age 35, his love of the outdoors, passion and ability for winemaking and strong commitment to his work, family and their livelyhood has become a great assett to the business.
He has a lifetime of practical experience, a keen sense for detail and a desire for learning which has led to him being a consistantly exceptional and humble young winemaker.
Winery owner and Danial's father, Steve Conte, is a 2nd generation Conte in McLaren Vale. He contributes to the winemaking but mostly on an advisory level. At age 75, he keeps Danial in touch with the traditional Italian methods, resulting in wines that have a 'blend' of both Old and New World wine making influences. He also manages and works full time in the vineyards.
A range of no added preservatives have also been introduced into the mix.These wines have had no sulphur added into the process of making these wines which is a preservative. Great for those who have an intolerance to preservatives or additives.
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2014 Lacrima di Terra Sparkling Lagrein no added preservatives
2014 Il Bacio d`Oro Sparkling Moscato no added preservatives
We combine traditional
attitudes with modern technology to produce table wines of authentic varietal character
and excellent quality.