MONICHINO WINES

Established in 1962-Family owned Winery 

 

Carlo Monichino and wife Margaret started their lifelong dream of building a winery over 50 years ago in 1962.

 

Family History

Carlo Monichino was a true pioneer of winemaking in the Gouburn Valley Wine Region. He first migrated to Australia from the renowned wine growing region of Piedmonte in the Asti region form Northern Italy in 1949, when he was just 18 years old.

In 1962 , his dream came to fruition at a property in Katunga where Carlo developed not only a vineyard, but a winery as well and created his well-known brand of unique Goulburn Valley Wines.


 Carlo Monichino winemaker (copy)

 

Carlo was the first person to apply for the vignerons license after the war and started studying wine making at a college in Dookie. After years of hard work and dedication Carlo and Margaret opened the original cellar door.

Over the years , Carlo continued to grow new varieties and to innovate. 

The business kept growing and demand for his wines continued with constant experiments with various grapes and wine vareities. He was rewarded with many trophies and medals. The stand out was the Chris Killeen Trophy for best Australian Vintage fortified red, plus many others.

Monichino Estate Wines now has 25 Hectares under vines and currently produces approximately 10,000 dozen wines.

In 2000 the winery had expanded enough to open a new cellar door big enough to hold the 27 varities of wine made at the winery. The Winery is very much a family business with Anna managing the sales and marketing with brother Terry as the Chief winemaker.  In 2012 the Monichino family celebrated their 50 year anniversary.

 

staff 50 years

    Monichino Family and Staff  Monichino Wines 2012

 

Today

Today you can still find Terry and Anna at the winery. All family members are involved in the business in some way or another.It is a truely family owned and run winery with the rich Italian culture still flowing strong.

Carlo Monichino , our founding winemaker passed away this year in September. We will miss his charasmatic personality and I am sure our customers will too! He leaves behind a great legacy and winery.


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Cellar Door

 

The Monichino Wines cellar door is open 6 days a week with opening hours being 9am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am-5pm on the weekend. Call in for a friendly chat over our award winning wines. Our friendly staff can help you with your wine selection and offer you information on food and wine matches. Take the time to relax in our garden with a Grazing platter and a glass of wine. 

 


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Monichino Wines

70 Berrys Rd

Katunga, Vic, 3640

 

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Founding father Carlo Monichino Founding father Carlo Monichino

 

 

Chief wine maker Terry Monichino Chief wine maker Terry Monichino

 

 

Anna Sergi cellar door manager Anna Sergi cellar door manager