Pinelli Swan Valley
Pinelli Estate enjoys a family winemaking heritage that dates back to 1955 when founder Domenic Pinelli emmigrated to Australia. Today the Swan Valley's second-generation winemaking team continually strive for perfection from the vineyard to the glass to create delicious, premium wines for any fine dining, family gathering or special occasion. We invite you to visit our relaxed Swan Valley Winery and Cellar Door and indulge your senses!
Nestled in the historic Swan Valley.
- “Good wine and good food
- shared amongst family and friends,
- makes for great times and memories”
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Robert graduated in winemaking from Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia (now University of Adelaide), in 1987 and has been winemaker at Pinelli's for over 20 years. Robert has produced many award-winning wines and in 1993 he won a coveted trophy at the Perth Royal Show for his 1993 Chenin Blanc.
After graduating in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 1994 and working as a Structural Engineer, Daniel pursued his interests in wine and winemaking by joining his brother Robert in 2002. Studying by distance education, Daniel successfully completed his winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, in 2007 with Distinction and won the Domain Chandon prize for the best Sparkling wine student.
With the basis of fully-flavoured grapes, sons Robert and Daniel Pinelli are able to transform the juice into the finest of premium wines by utilising new-world winemaking techniques in combination with traditional practices built up over centuries and learnt by Domenic growing up in Italy.
The combination of Robert and Daniel in the winery, and Domenic in the vineyard, produces a unique blend of enthusiasm and experience which is reflected in their wines' recent successes at wine shows and wine reviews.
Having emigrated to Australia from the Molise region of Italy in the mid 1950's, they shared a vision to create a family winery incorporating their Italian heritage, which recognised that good wine needed to be a part of every dining experience.
Domenic Pinelli gained invaluable experience working for over twenty years with his former employer, the iconic Western Australian producer of the 1960s, Waldeck Wines. Domenic purchased what he referred to as "the pick of the vineyards of the area" - a 7 acre block in Caversham, Western Australia. This was earmarked as the site of the Pinelli family winery, cellar door and vineyard.
With much patience, hard work and the proverbial blood, sweat and tears, Domenic and Iolanda set about slowly establishing a winery to deliver premium and deliciously flavoured wines that express the varietal character of the region in which they are produced. The Swan Valley, with its rich soils, was an ideal region to grow grapes and produce premium wines. The winters are wet and the summers filled with adequate sunshine to ensure maximum flavour and ripening of the grapes. The outcome are wines that are approachable and drinkable even at an early age - the white wine are delicate and soft and the red wines full and rich in flavour.
From its early beginnings, Domenic and Iolanda shared the knowledge and joy of winemaking and grapegrowing with their family ensuring that the winery would continue to grow with future generations. Today, sons Robert and Daniel ensure that the focus and commitment to its customers and pursuit of quality continues.
A simple philosophy of ensuring exceptional quality from the vineyard to the glass has meant that from humble beginnings some three decades ago, Pinelli's has now grown to become a second generation family winery producing around 150,000 litres of wine each year. Pinelli wines are available to the public from the cellar door, by ordering online or by mail order only.
Domenic has a philosphy that great wines can only be produced by growing the most flavoursome grapes possible. This has meant that a great deal of focus at Pinelli's is spent on vineyard management and incorporates many techniques learnt by Domenic during a lifetime in grapegrowing both in Italy and Australia.
Gold medal & Trophy - 2009 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards (Breanna Rose 2009)
Gold medal - 2012 Swan Valley Wine Show (2011 Reserve Shiraz)
Gold medal - 2010 Swan Valley Wine Show (2010 Family Reserve Verdelho)
Gold medal - 2010 Swan Valley Wine Show (2010 Late Harvest)
Gold medal - 2009 Swan Valley Wine Show (2009 Family Reserve Semillon Sauvignon Blanc)
Gold medal - 2008 Swan Valley Wine Show (Breanna Rose 2008)
Gold medal - 2008 Swan Valley Wine Show (Grand Tawny)
Gold medal - 2007 Swan Valley Wine Show (Late Harvest Verdelho 2007)