Serafino - The Italian Invader

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 his father Giovanni, he planted his first vines in South Australia’s McLaren Vale, laying the foundation of a wine making dynasty that today is known as Serafino Wines. From the beginning, Steve and his father worked from dawn to dusk seven days a week to produce wines of such outstanding quality that it wasn’t long before the accolades began to flow. And it’s this love that saw him become Australia’s “Lambrusco King” in the 1990s and ‘Bushing King’ for best red wine in the McLaren Vale Wine Show. Numerous awards have followed including the Trophy for the most consistent Shiraz at the London International Wine Challenge after winning Gold 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.