Zema Estate

5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"Zema is one of the last outposts of hand-pruning in Coonawarra, with members of the Zema family tending the vineyard set in the heart of Coonawarra's terra rossa soil. Winemaking practices are straightforward; if ever there was an example of great wines being made in the vineyard, this is it." - James Halliday

"From Calabria to Coonawarra: Grape growing and winemaking has been a large part of the Zema Family history and heritage dating back to the 1800’s. It was at this time that the Zema family first became involved with vineyards and winemaking not only for personal consumption but also on a commercial basis... Their dream was to one day own a piece of Coonawarra’s famed terra rossa soil and create their own world class wines. In 1982 the dream became a reality when the family was able to purchase a small block of mature vines in the very heart of Coonawarra... Although the Zema family deservedly takes great pride in their achievements they have not lost sight of their original philosophies – Estate grown, hand pruned, minimally irrigated, hand crafted, attention to detail – consistently produced exceptional wines." - Zema Estate