When it comes to value for money, there are few better places than this little producer. The vineyard is mostly part of the original Waldeck holding, subdivided some years ago, although a new vineyard on the Swan River flood plain has added another dimension. In some years the quality is exceptional, as evidenced by a number of show successes in Perth.
Domenic and Iolanda Pinelli emigrated from Italy in the mid-1950s, and it was not long before Domenic was employed by Waldeck Wines, then one of the Swan Valleys more important wineries. With the benefit of 20 years experience gained with Waldeck, in 80 he purchased a 2.8ha vineyard that had been established many years previously. It became the site of the Pinelli family winery, cellar door and home vineyard, subsequently significantly expanded, with cabernet sauvignon, colombard, merlot and shiraz. Son Robert graduated with a degree in oenology from Roseworthy in 1987, and has been the winemaker at Pinelli for over 20 years. His brother Daniel obtained a degree in civil engineering from the University of WA in 94, but eventually the lure of the family winery became too strong, so he joined his brother in 02, and obtained his oenology degree from CSU in 07. He graduated with distinction, and was awarded the Domaine Chandon Sparkling Wine Award for best sparkling wine production student.
Indulge yourself with a visit to the Pinelli Estate Cellar Door & Winery located at 30 Bennett Street, Caversham, Swan Valley, Western Australia (refer map). Pinelli offers visitors to the Swan Valley an ideal opportunity to taste and purchase some delicious premium wines that have been produced in the Swan Valley – all made by our multi-award winning winemaking team.
Cellar Door PicOur team provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to try some Swan Valley award winning wines, or they can guide you through the tasting and assist you in matching a wine to your special occasion.
Please note that group bookings of 10 or more persons are essential by either telephoning our cellar door on (08) 9279 6818 or by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org Group bookings may attract a tasting fee. Group bookings are available from 10am to 2pm
Complete your Swan Valley experience with a visit to Fillaudeau’s at Pinelli Estate for lunch and we will waive your group tasting fees so you can enjoy a pre-lunch tasting on us free of charge.
Our Swan Valley Cellar Door is open 7 days a week (excluding some public holidays) from 10am to 5pm
For those of you who wish to sit back and relax on a guided tour of the Swan Valley or the Swan River, we recommend the following tour and charter operators:
We look forward to seeing you at our Cellar Door soon and allowing us to share our exclusive and delicious wines with you.
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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.
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