It has been a Baratto family tradition in Italy for many generations to make wine for themselves and the locals in their village. In 1949, Florindo Baratto immigrated to Australia and purchased bare land in Hanwood. He and his wife Amabile planted their first vines in 1960 and some of these vines are still producing grapes today.
In 1970, it was Florindo's love of wine that encouraged him to carry on this tradition and make a batch of Trebbiano wine in a small cement tank for family and friends. By word of mouth the demand for his wine saw his hobby become his profession and this tradition is still carried on today by his son Peter.