Nick’s passion for grape-growing and winemaking began in the mid 70′s when his father, Don Girolamo, realising a lifelong ambition, ventured into grape-growing on the coastal boundaries of the McLaren Vale wine region. By 1978, so inspired by the quality of the grapes being harvested on the Aldinga Plains, the plans were in motion to build a winery and add another chapter to the family’s history.
In 1984, Nick Girolamo completed his studies and graduated with an Oenology degree from the world-famous Roseworthy College in South Australia. After a tour of the winemaking regions of Europe and South America it was the 1987 vintage and Nick took the reigns at the family winery and dedicated his efforts to achieving exceptional quality in the company’s premium wines.
His depth of knowledge and wealth of experience with Italian grape varieties has already created an impression in the Australian wine scene. Nick’s vision of transposing the world renown characters and flavours of traditional red varieties of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to increasing popular Italian varieties is evidenced by many awards, both national and international, won over the past few years.