ALL ABOUT US
Wollombi Village Vineyard was a project created by husband & wife team Alan & Maria Roe. They purchased the vacant block in the centre of historic Wollombi in 1988 and had visions of doing 'something' to help create more interest for the tourists that often visit this little town that seems to exist in a virtual time lock.
The first paddock of chardonnay vines planted in October 1996. Shiraz were planted in 1999. The idea was to keep with the traditional Hunter Valley family run vineyards, with the Mediterranean influence from Maria, who is Italian. The vineyard now produces chardonnay, shiraz & rosé wines.
September 9th 2006 saw the grand opening of Wollombi Village Vineyard's Cellar Door. Whilst it was expected that lots of cases of wine would be sold, sales were even higher than anticipated, and there were only 4 bottles of their own specialty liqueur limoncielo left!
As the authentic Italian family limoncello recipe 'limoncielo di Wollombi' (Italian lemon liqueur) & 'limoncielo alla crema di Wollombi' (Italian lemon cream liquer) proved so popular, other recipes were added, including dolzetto (fortified wine) both red & white (also available in fantastic Bendigo Pottery crocks as a fundraiser for St John's Anglican Church Wollombi built circa 1840s), amaroe which is a bitter-sweet digestive liqueur, various fruit (seasonal) liqueurs and the caffe range of coffee liqueurs.