The Blefari Wines story began in 1952, when Francesco Vincenzo Blefari (known to most as Vincenzo Blefari) made a life changing decision to move from Calabria, Italy to the Adelaide Hills, Australia.
Little did Vincenzo know his decision to migrate across the globe would set the foundations for what has now become Blefari Wines…
Vincenzo’s decision to move from Calabria, to settle in the Adelaide Hills was not easy. A man of many trades, Vincenzo was leaving behind his wife Maria Cristina and new son Saverio for what he hoped would be a better life.
Upon arrival to Australia, Vincenzo purchased a small parcel of land which he farmed and maintained. Located in Carey Gully, his own little piece of Calabria right here in Australia. Five years later he sent for his wife Cristina and son Saverio to join him.
As the years passed and their family expanded Vincenzo & Cristina, Sam & Rosie together farmed and expanded that small parcel of land into a successful business growing fresh produce including Lettuce, potatoes, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and leeks and it was during this time that Vince Blefari joined his father 20 years ago as the third generation.
In the 1990’s as the Australian wine industry began its modern resurgence it was here where Sam and Vince saw the potential of their property as an ideal Viticultural site and began to establish vineyards.