First planted in 1975, the thriving Longleat Wines vineyard was purchased by husband and wife team Guido and Sandra Vazzoler in 2003. In keeping with Guido’s heritage, Italian varietals such as garganega and sangiovese are planted throughout the eight-hectare estate and appear under the Zingari label.
Located on the west bank of the Goulburn River in Murchison, Longleat Wines enjoys the perfect terroir for growing red grapes such as shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. With a majestic backdrop of river red gums, it’s the ideal place to explore river country and discover the many wonderful hidden treasures surrounding the picturesque vineyard.
The estate has also been commended for its winemaking as the recipient of multiple awards, including various trophies at the Dookie and Cowra wine shows, as well as a gold medal at the 2015 Concours des Vins de Victoria for its 2013 Ragazzone.
Longleat Wines also offers the opportunity to join the Vazzolers in their annual trip to Italy, where they will share with you their favourite places during a guided food and wine tour of the beautiful country. Guided wine tastings are also available on-site upon booking with the winemaker.
⇐ Zingari Garganega
A white variety from the north of Italy, garganega is a dry, fruit-driven wine with additional tropical notes that provide distinct mineral and acid characters on the palate. The Zingari label, which in Italian translates to ‘gypsies’, recognises the journey its grapes have travelled to find their home at Longleat Wines.
⇐ Ragazzone Petit Verdot
A flagship wine that showcases owner Guido Vazzoler’s Italian heritage, this petit verdot is made in the style of amarone, where the grapes are partially dried before winemaking takes place. This allows the colour, tannins and flavour to concentrate, resulting in a wine that is both rich and complex in flavour.
105 Old Weir Road,
Open weekends 10:00am–5:00pm and weekdays by appointment only
Café offering shared antipasto plates and cheeseboards, as well as homemade cakes and local boutique coffee
Weddings & Functions
Deck: Max 26 seated, 50 cocktail
Lawn: Max 160 seated – marquee, 160 cocktail
Deck overlooking the vines, annual guided food and wine tour of Italy