Carmine's experience and vineyard knowledge ensured his immediate employment at Wynn's Wineries in Coonawarra. Over time this traadition and culture was passed onto Dominic Versace and his wife Maria, who then purchased a vineyard in picturesque Tanunda, in 1970. Armando Verdiglione joined the Dominic Versace wine making tradition when he married Dominic's sister Maria.
In 1980, Dominic and his wife purchased 14 acres of fertile land in Heaslip Road, MacDonald Park, on the Adelaide Plains. He planted Shiraz, Grenache and Sangiovese, free from all artificial checmicals and successfully established "a state of the art" vineyard producing high quality grape varieties supplied to reputable wineness such as Primo Estate.
In 1990, Armando was one of the pioneers in making he first successful commercial wines on Kangaroo island under the name of Kangaroo Island Trading Company.
Following on from the success, Armando and Dominic combined forces to create their own family brand, resulting in the birth of Dominic Versace Wines in 2000.
With an extensive family history and tradition in the vineyard and grape production, the Versace mission is to produce a natural, rich quality of wine to be shared and enjoyed in life amongst family and friends.
During this period the Italian tradition of making wine continues for family consumption. The Dominic Versace Vineyard is free of artificial spray and free of artificial fertiliser.
Tradition In Every Bottle