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.