Antonio Zannino arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia from Italy in 1950. Several years later he was joined by wife, Mariangela and their children. They established a small vineyard on the Herne Hill property in the Swan Valley. In the early days, table grapes were mostly grown, along with grapes for dried fruit production.
Antonio’s son Charlie worked alongside his father from an early age to learn the art of grape growing, market gardening and making wine, initially made for family and friends. After completing winemaking courses at the University of Western Australia, Charlie converted the vineyard to grow primarily wine grapes and built a cellar door in 1978.
Today, Valley Wines retains its charm of yesteryear, as a working vineyard with the original rustic cellar door is still in use. Charlie and Sally Zannino, along with sons Anthony and Trent are proud to continue the tradition of making authentic quality table wines. With a loyal band of followers, these wines are enjoyable, affordable and drinkable table wines. by the litre.
Valley Wines makes a small selection of pleasing, enjoyable and affordable table wines available in bulk by the litre. All grapes used in Valley Wines are grown on the property and varieties include Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Grenache and late picked Grenache In addition, traditional fortified wine styles include Charlie’s ever popular Port and Marsala.
Customers are encouraged to bring their own containers; alternatively they can be purchased on site.
Cellar Door is open weekends 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or any weekday by appointment.