Credaro Family Estate
Credaro Family Estate is the oldest family-run winery in south-west WA. The first Fragola cuttings planted by our Great Grandfather, Cesare Credaro, in 1922 seeded four generations (so far) of farming and winemaking in the region.
Cesare and brother Olympio migrated to Australia in 1921. They made the arduous three month journey by sea from northern Italy to Fremantle Port before settling in Carbanup, just north of Margaret River, in 1922. Initially they worked in the timber and agriculture industries, and built bridges for the first railways and roads in the region.
Cesare worked on wineries through the 1920s and ‘30s, and it was from the Meleri Vineyard in Yallingup that those first Fragola cuttings came from. At first small plots of vines were planted and the fruit used to produce table wine for the family and neighbours.
Our first commercial foray into the wine industry came in the ‘80s, when we began supplying fruit to established local wineries. Robert Credaro (Cesare’s grandson) led the growth in commercial operations over the next three decades, including the first commercial planting in 1988 with his father, Albert.
Today five of us - Robert and sons Matt, Mike, Chris and Jason - manage and farm 140 hectares of vineyards across five sites in the south-west. We use only our own fruit to produce wine at our 1200-tonne winery in Carbanup, which was built in 2003.
Our winemaker, Trent Kelly, has been in the industry since 1999, working across Australia, France and Germany. He joined the Credaro family in early 2016 and in May 2017 was promoted to chief winemaker. He shares the family values on winemaking and farming and has shown time and time again he’s one of the best around - we couldn’t be prouder to have him.
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Wine Varieties Available
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
2715 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282, Australia