Three generations of the Zappa family have been involved in the establishment of what is now a large mixed farming property, all beginning when Martin and Amelia Zappa, and Martin’s two brothers Tony and Guilio arriving from Italy in the late 1940’s to work as cane-cutters in North Queensland.
Today their property here in the lovely Dumaresq Valley is operated by their three sons and their respective families. The property consists of beef and wool production, seasonal cereal crops, a major grower of fresh vegetables and a 20ha vineyard producing premium wines within national and international markets.
The vineyard known as Dumaresq Valley Vineyard produces premium wines for two brands; Zappa Wines brand accomadates sales nationally and the Dumaresq Valley Vineyard brand is exported into Japan.
The Zappa family dedication and commitment to agriculture over the decades has paved the way for their recent venture, the vineyard. This insight has proven excellence in the vineyard through to the production of quality wines. As a family we are proud of our achievments and trully fortunate to have it all here within the Dumaresq River and its extraordinary surrounding valleys west of historic Tenterfield.