Sabella Vineyards

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Giuseppe (Joe) Petrucci was born in the Molise region of Italy, where his family were farmers. His father migrated to Australia in 1960, the rest of the family following him in '66. In '76 Joe and wife Rosa (and children) moved to McLaren Vale, where they purchased their first vineyard in McMurtrie Road; since then their vineyards have increased from 10ha to 44ha, their grapes sold to various wineries. In '99 they decided to keep some grapes back for release under the Sabella label; Sabella derives from a pseudonym given to the Petrucci name six generations ago. The George Mackey Award 2009 (best wine exported from Australia) for the ‘05 Cabernet Sauvignon was a remarkable high point for Sabella. Exports to Singapore, Malaysia Japan, Hong Kong, China and NZ. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Michael Petrucci
Region McLaren Vale
Address 233 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Established 1999
Dozens 7000
Vineyards (area) 44.5 ha
Opening Hours Not
Telephone 0416 361 369