Three generations of the Zappa family have been involved in the establishment of what is now a very large mixed farming property on 1600 ha, all beginning when the first generation arrived from Italy in the late 1940s to work as cane-cutters in Qld. Today, Martin and Amelia, with three of their sons and their wives, have a property sustaining 120 cattle, 5000 superfine wool Merino sheep, 140ha of fresh produce, 250ha of cereal crops and a 20ha vineyard. The vineyard was progressively established between 1997 and 2000, with plantings of chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, barbera and tempranillo. Exports to Japan.
Peter Zappa, Contract
7 days 9-5
Dumaresq Valley Vineyard, Bruxner Highway, Tenterfield, NSW 2372
(02) 6737 5281