Our story began three generations ago with a vision from my grandparents; Francesco & Elisabetta Calabria in 1945.
In search for a better life, my great grandfather, Domenico, and grandfather Francesco boarded a ship named ‘Romello’ and set sail for Australia in search for a better life. They settled in the Riverina region and found work as farm hands. Once enough money was saved Francesco wrote to his wife to join him in the land he often referred to as the Richland.
My grandparent’s strong Italian family values are alive in the Calabria Family wine products, and my brothers and I are committed to producing outstanding wines and continuing traditions which my grandparents started over 65 years ago.
Richland series is devoted to the founders of Calabria Family Wines; Francesco and Elizabeth Calabria, pioneers of the rich land of the Riverina – now a wine region with unlimited potential. Within the Richland series we strive to capture the essence of the variety at an affordable price. The series includes traditional varieties and also wines made from interesting, newer varieties to Australia.
The deep purple colour is accentuated by vibrant red hues. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an attractive fruit driven red, with a full bouquet of sweet berries and violets complemented by subtle French oak. The ripe berry characters flow smoothly onto the palate, combining with spices and vanilla oak and soft chewy tannins.
Brick red with crimson hues. The Richland Shiraz is a warm, rich approachable wine. Aromas of ripe berry fruit and smoky oak give way to a medium weight wine with a well-rounded mid palate. Long soft oak tannins support varietal fruit and spicy black pepper flavours. Excellent to drink now or will gain added complexity with short term cellaring.
An enticing Pinot Noir with soft, velvety fresh flavours of cherries, plums & spice. Subtle layers with delicate tannins and good structures. Perfect to drink now or cellar for a short term.
Richland Merlot is deep garnet with red hues. A soft, supple red with a fruit driven bouquet of ripe, cherry, plum and violet with cedar overtones. The flavoursome palate of plum and sweet fruit blend nicely with vanillin oak.
This is a delightful, medium weight wine which finishes long with soft, firm tannins. Excellent to drink now or cellar for the next 2 to 5 years.
Light straw in colour, this fruit driven Chardonnay displays ripe stone fruit and toasty oak aromas. A fresh palate of buttery ferment characters, creamy yeast and vanillan oak, finishing long, soft and well rounded.
Excellent to drink now or cellar for the next two to five years.
This Sauvignon Blanc is a light straw yellow with a green hue and displays a pungent nose of gooseberry, lemon and passionfruit.
The palate is fruity, full bodied with a rich texture and is true to the variety with fresh garden peas and tropical fruits, including passionfruit, limes and mango.
The finish is dry, crisp and refreshing with well-balanced acid and alcohol.
This outstanding Richland Pinot Grigio was produced from fruit of the highest quality. Pale straw in colour, this wine displays clean and fragrant grassy aromas of pear and apple fruits. A soft richly textured finish combine to make an ideal food wine.
Light yellow with a green hue and displays a pungent nose of rose petal and orange blossom. The palate has well balanced sweetness with grapey sweet fruit flavours of mangos and orange rind. The finish is soft and spritzy with a light bubble or ‘frizzante’. Light bodied and with a low alcohol.
Bright rose pink colour and exhibits aromatics of fresh fruit aromas with strawberry, musk and red cherries. The palate is velvety and full with fresh forest berries that finish soft and with an abundance of flavours. This is a refreshing new style with low alcohol and perfect for the Australian ‘al fresco’ lifestyle.