The idea of creating a Venue & Cellar Door after 3 generations of supplying fruit and wines to other local wineries was an exciting step forward for us as a family.
This magnificent Venue & Cellar Door with its rustic charm is located in the town of beautiful McLaren Vale South Australia, 40 minutes’ drive from Adelaide and set amongst the Conte Estate Circa 1880 Shiraz vineyard. This extraordinary vineyard alone has a story to tell, planted over 130 years ago and still producing exceptional fruit, creating extraordinary wine.
The cellar door, will offer a fantastic range of wines from both the Vine Shed & Conte Estate labels for tasting & purchase. When visiting, we recommend trying the Conte Estate Circa 1880 Shiraz along with share platters, wood oven pizzas and other food selections on offer.
Owner Steve Conte contributes to the winemaking but mostly on an advisory level. Aged in his 70`s he keeps his son winemaker Danial in touch with the traditional Italian methods, resulting in wines that have a 'blend' of both old and new world wine making influences. He will also be part of maintaining the Venues Vegetable and Herb Garden ready to use in the share platters.
Owner Maria Conte keeps the business in line with all the behind the scenes accounting requirements. She will also be making an appearance in the Venues kitchen creating tasty dishes with daughter Clara and will be keeping the Venues Vegetable and Herb Garden maintained ready to use in the share platters.
Dan ConteVineyard & Winery Manager His knowledge on science and winemaking (oenology), combined with a lifetime of practical experience has become a great asset to the family business. His passion for wine, a keen sense for detail and a desire for learning has led to him being a consistently exceptional and a humble young winemaker.
Dianna Conte - Sales, Marketing & Events Manager –The go-to girl if planning a cellar door experience or a special experience of a lifetime with the Vine Shed.
Cellar Door & Venue CoOrdinator - Will look after you in the Cellar Door and Venue. She will make you feel welcomed with her inviting hospitality making your day that more special.
Clara Josling - Cellar Door & Venue Food Creator -Will create food with Italian influences. Made with love using seasonal ingredients from the Vine Shed Garden and local producers. She will introduce to you a world of flavour and eye-catching dishes.