We developed the range after branching out from my parent's strawberry farm, Sunny Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula seven years ago. Like most Italian families that came to Australia, my grandparents brought with them agricultural and winemaking techniques handed down over generations when they purchased the land. We decided to take these, and with a respect for the traditional rules of how wine is made, and a healthy disrespect for the rules of how it should taste, create completely innovative wines, liqueurs and cider made with real fruit. It's an exciting time to be in the industry in Australia, as we're at the forefront of innovative blending, catering to discerning customer tastes. Our mantra has always been to create great products using fresh local fruit with no concentrates, flavours, colours or additives and move with the consumer, continually evolving to provide Australians with a great product.
We're now a renowned winery in our own right, with a string of accolades, including our Strawbellini (an innovative blend of strawberry wine and moscato) taking out double gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition - the only Australian wine to do so - and we've continued to build on our product range. The latest member of our Rebello family being our 100% real fruit cider blends - which have revolutionised cider in this country. The range now boasts seven varietals and despite being only 12 months old has its own string of awards and is available in every State in Australia.
Put simply, our products reflect who we are and what we like to drink. In fact we're so passionate about our wines, we named our premium sparkling after our baby girl Charlotte.
Rebello wines, a little cheeky, innovative yet respecting tradition… we like to think of it as a strawberry rebellion.