The rolling hills of Piemonte and the flat plains of Victoria's Goulburn Valley are worlds apart. However, the classic tradition of wine making has transferred flawlessly from one hemisphere to the other.
When Carlo Monichino migrated from the Asti region in Northern Italy, he brought his winemaking skills with him and in 1962, together with his wife Margaret, planted a vineyard in Katunga.
The rich soil and excellent climatic conditions make this region ideal for grape growing. In fact vines were first planted in the area in the 1880's, making it one of the oldest grape growing regions in Australia.