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Serafino Wines

The Serafino story began in 1964, when Steve (Serafino) Maglieri arrived in Australia from Italy as a passionate teenager full of dreams. Two years later, with the assistance of his father Giovanni, Serafino planted his first vines in McLaren Vale, which has now extended to 350 acres. His daughter Maria then laid the foundation of a winemaking dynasty of today.


As early as 1979, Serafino was crowned ‘Bushing King’ for his best red wine in the McLaren Vale Wine show in 1992 and 2007. This is a title for the highest scoring individual wine at the show. In 1997, they also won the trophy for Best Shiraz in the Great Australian Wine Challenge. Numerous awards have followed since then, including the Trophy for Best Shiraz and Red Wine of the Year (London International Wine Challenge 1997), and Trophy for the most consistent Shiraz (London International Wine Challenge), after winning Gold in its class for five consecutive years.


Today, Steve’s daughter Maria Maglieri is the driving force of Serafino Wines, forging ahead with traditional McLaren Vale varieties as well as exciting Italian-style wines, including Fiano, Lagrein, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Nebbiolo and Primitivo plus the Spanish variety Tempranillo.


Serafino’s rich Italian heritage shines through the wine world. With its location at the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, it’s no surprise Serafino has built its reputation as a tourism destination for award winning wines. It has the largest Italian varietal portfolio in the region, restaurant, premium conference and function facility and 4 star accommodation. Nowadays, Serafino continues to be the face of Serafino, and actively involved in the business. He enjoys hosting guests at Serafino Restaurant.

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