Credaro Family Estate

Western Australia | Margaret River

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The Credaro family first settled in Margaret River in 1922, migrating from northern Italy. Initially a few small plots of vines were planted to provide the family with wine in the European tradition. The most recent vineyard acquisition was a 40ha property, with 18ha of vineyard, in Wilyabrup (now called the Summus Vineyard) and the winery has been expanded to 1200t with 300 000l of additional tank space. Credaro now has seven separate vineyards (150ha in production), spread throughout the Margaret River; Credaro either owns or leases each property and grows/manages the vines with its own viticulture team. Exports to the US, China, Singapore and Taiwan.

About

The Credaro family have a distinguished heritage in Western Australia as a pioneering family who settled in northern Margaret River in 1922. The family had humble beginnings within the agriculture and timber industries, building bridges for the first railways and major roads in the region.Ceasare Credaro left Northern Italy for a new start in 1921 and met his brother Olympio at Fremantle Port after a three month voyage. They then made their way to an area north of the Margaret River township called Carbunup. Cesare Credaro was the first generation of the family to reside in the area of Margaret River, working in the one of the first vineyards in the region. Though it no longer exists today, it was a five acre vineyard that was established around 1915, near Commonage Road. He would work on this property whenever possible, between his farming and timber interests. Cesare Credaro worked at the Meleri vineyard in Yallinup in the 1920s and 30s. Cesare, with the help of the family, took some cuttings from the Yallingup vineyard where he worked and planted an acre of the Italian Red Variety Fragola at Carbunup. The family would make a parcel of wine every year for themselves and the neighbouring families. The Fragola has now evolved from site to site with each generation of the family over the years. The family has been commercially involved in the wine industry since the 80’s, when their first plantings began supplying other established Margaret River wineries. Today the family manages 110 hectares of vineyard over five sites across the Margaret River Region. The Credaro family produce all of their own wines, in their 1200-tonne winery in Northern Margaret River, which was built in 2003.
Cesare, with the help of the family took some cuttings from the Yallingup vineyard where he worked and planted an acre of the Italian red variety Fragola at Carbunup. The family would make a parcel of wine every year, for themselves and the neighbouring families. The Fragola has now evolved from site to site with each generation of the family over the years. This variety is now part of the current Credaro portfolio of wines as a nod to the history of original plantings in the region.

The family has been commercially involved in the wine industry since the 80’s, when their first plantings began supplying other established Margaret River wineries. Today, the family manages 140 hectares of vines on seven sites located throughout the entire Margaret River region. Current plantings include the varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot and three small plots of Pinot Gris, Fragola and Gewurztraminer.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc

Cellar Door

Information

Nestled on the ridge of Yallingup and only 15 minutes from Dunsborough, the Credaro Family Estate cellar door is home to picturesque views over the Wildwood Valley on Caves Road. A visit here will allow you the chance to immerse yourself in the history of the family in the region over the past 90 years and an opportunity to taste the premium range of wines.

Hours

Sun: 10:30am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:30am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:30am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:30am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:30am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:30am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:30am till 5:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Austraila (National Distribution)

Mezzanine Wine - 1300 555 821 customerservicevic@casama.com.au


International Sales Information

Paul Byron - Periscope Management; 0402 010 352 paul@periscopemanagement.com.au

Details

Credaro Estate
Rating
Winemaker Trent Kelly, Paul Callaghan
Established 1988
Dozens 25 000
Vineyards (area) 110 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 2175 Caves Road, Yallingup, WA 6282
Telephone (08) 9756 6520
Website www.credarowines.com.au