Massoni

+61 1300 131 175 Level 1, 414 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Founded by Leon Massoni in 1984. Leon’s passion for fine wine was influenced by his family’s involvement in establishing such culinary icons as Melbourne’s Florentino Restaurant in 1928 and through his relationship with his uncle, legendary winemaker Jimmy Watson. In 1990, Ian Home (founder of Yellowglen) became a partner in the business and introduced a Massoni Pinot Noir and Lectus (sparkling wine) to the product range. In 1996 Ian visualised the need to expand the company’s source of ultra premium grapes beyond the Mornington Peninsula, whose erratic meso climate and limitation in supplying quality chardonnay and pinot noir restricted the product range Massoni was able to offer. In 1997 Ian and Wal Henning (founder of Taltarni and Warrenmang) engaged the assistance of the Stanford Group to develop GlenKara Estate, a 300 hectare vineyard in the Pyrenees region, which will provide Massoni with the majority of its shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot requirements over the nrxt decade. In 1998 Read more »

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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