The owner of Stefani Estate hails from the rolling hills of Tuscany. He came to Australia in 1985 to try his hand at winemaking. He and his wife, Rita bought their first vineyard in Yarra Valley in 1997 and soon planted vines. Today, this vineyard produces Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir grapes. Later, in 2002, they purchased another property in Heathcote and planted it with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes. This was followed by yet another property in Yarra Valley in 2003 to further develop the Cabernet style. Stefano’s success in the winemaking arena is a result of his immense passion for wines and his curious nature that leads him to experiment with different styles.