In 1959 Demetrio Zema arrived in the Coonawarra to marry his fiancée, Francesca. His idea was to stay in the area for one or two years before returning to his native Italy. But the Coonawarra was to provide Demetrio with the perfect opportunity to follow his ambitions in the footsteps of his father and grandfather; to own a vineyard and then to grow and produce his own range of wines.
In 1982, the Zema family, including Demetrio and Francesca’s two sons Matt and Nick, found themselves the owners of one of the finest vineyards in all Coonawarra, located in the very heart of this important South Australian viticultural region with its famous terra rossa soil. Today, this thriving winery is managed by Nick Zema, assisted by a small and dedicated team. The wines are all estate grown, hand picked and hand pruned. They are made and bottled at Zema’s winery. The constant accolades and awards remind us of the consistent quality of Zema Wines.
14944 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra SA 5263
Phone: 08 8736 3219