Vella Wines

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

Mark Vella was blooded at Bloodwood Estate in 1995 (an appalling but inevitable pun). Over the following 22 years Mark has plied his trade as viticulturist in Orange, the Hunter Valley and now (and permanently) the Adelaide Hills. He manages to avoid conflicts of interest in running his vineyard management company, Vitiworks, and pinpointing outstanding parcels of fruit for the Vella brand. A broader conflict (which is in fact no conflict at all) comes from his 12 years of vineyard management, supplying contract-grown fruit for more than 40 of the leading wine producers in SA. He uses Andre Bondar to make his Chardonnay, Franco D’Anna his Pinot Noir, and Daryl Catlin his Pinot Blanc blend. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Henry Borchardt, Franco D'Anna, Daryl Catlin, Andre Bondar
Established 2013
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Viticulturist Mark Vella, Vitiworks
Opening Hours Not
Address 147B Sheoak Hill Road, Mount Torrens, SA 5244 (postal)
Telephone 0499 998 484