The Credaro family first settled in Margaret River in 1922. Initially, small plots of vines were planted to provide the family with table wine.
vines followed in the 1980s and 1990s and today the family manages 150 hectares across seven vineyards throughout the Margaret River wine region. The quality across the board is excellent.
Cesar Credaro was the first generation of the family to reside in the area of Margaret River and he worked in the one of the first vineyards in the region. Though it no longer exists today, it was a five acre vineyard that was established around 1915, near Commonage Road. He would work on this property whenever possible, between his farming and timber interests.
Cesar, with the help of the family took some cuttings from the Yallingup vineyard where he worked and planted an acre of the Italian Red Variety (Fragola) at Carbunup. The family would make a parcel of wine every year, for themselves and the neighbouring families. The Fragola has now evolved from site to site with each generation of the family over the years. This wine today is known as the Credaro Family Estate Fragola.
The family has been commercially involved in the wine industry since the 80’s, when their first plantings began supplying other established Margaret River wineries.
Today the family manages 120 hectares of vines in the sub-regions of Carbunup, Treeton, Yallingup and Wallcliffe. The Credaro family own three separate vineyards, with current plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Merlot and two small plots of Fragola and Gewurztraminer.
The Credaro Winery is situated in Carbunup and was built in 2003. The Credaro Family Estate wines identify the best parcels of fruit from selected vineyards owned and managed by the family. Beach Head wines are designed to enjoy at any occasion, utilising a range of fruit from the vineyards at affordable prices.
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The spark that set Dave on the path to winemaking began in Perth in 1996. After working a desk job in a bank for five years, Dave began studying horticulture two nights a week; with the view to getting out of the office and into the horticultural industry. A study unit on fruit trees and grapevines led to the revelation that the wine industry was the place for him. Margaret River was named as the destination and a sea-change of sorts occurred with Dave and his wife Kate moving “down south” in late 1998.
His first job in the wine industry was a year working in the vineyard at Moss Wood. It was here that his interest in wine began to evolve (inevitable, drinking 1996 Moss Wood Cabernet after a long day in the vineyard) and then in 2000, he began working at Juniper Estate. This position required Dave to work partly in the vineyard and partly in the winery. The winery grew its production over the five years Dave was there; requiring
that he eventually focus more on the winery rather than the vineyard. This led to his promotion to Assistant Winemaker and also led to the decision to pursue a Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University to become a qualified winemaker.
The original vineyard site in Carbunup, Woolston Vineyard was purchased from the government as crown land and then cleared by the family in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
The first plantings commenced in 1988, with a 4 hectare Cabernet Sauvignon block planting. Over the next decade the Credaro Family established themselves as key growers to several established Margaret River brands, growing the Woolston Vineyard to 42 hectares.
This vineyard is home to our flagship Shiraz Block 901 and our oldest Cabernet and Chardonnay vines.