Established in 1997, Zappa Wines from Dumaresq Valley Vineyard is proudly owned and operated by the Zappa family. Located in Northern New England west of Tenterfield and today stands as one of New England's highly reputable wine labels.
Zappa Wines is displaying a passion for the production of premium wines and in a short period of time have achieved so much; a registered vineyard and winery for “New England Australia” wine region, a range of award winning wines, wines awarded 4 and 4 ½ stars by wine critic James Haliday, exporting wines to Japan, providing major wineries with premium fruit, and completion of a newly built climate controlled winery with the latest in wine making equipment.
The vineyard is planted to 9 grape varieties; Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat , Tempranillo, Barbera, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, a total of 20ha. Barbera, Tannat and Tempranillo are new and exciting styles of wine. These wines originate from Italy, France and Spain, but are well suited to our climate and palate.
Our wine label represents the combined accomplishments of three generations establishing a successful diverse farming enterprise. The artwork on our label features blocks representing the foundations of a futuristic vision applied by first generation - Martin and Amelia. The artwork displays the blocks interlocking as a combination of strength, bond and attributes of all generations in which has led to a vision of yester year a reality today.
Make Zappa Wines a place to visit when you travel the lovely New England. If you are unable to call in, our wines are available at the Tenterfield and Inverell Visitor Centres.