Welcome To Pettavel

 In 1842, the fourth generation of Swiss winemaker successor David Pettavel established the Pettavel winery and led the entire Geelong region to become Australia’s largest wine growing base. David Pettavel was one of the founders of Australian wine.

Mr.Davis Pettavel’s passion and love for wine has been passed down from generation to generation.

The historical Winery in Australia

Our Passion           Our Wine         Our Hisiroty         Our Vineyard

Pettavel Vineyards are located in Cool Climate wine regions. We target the premium wine market. The areas in which our vineyards are located are favoured by warmer days and cool nights which are perfect for growing quality grapes. The region is cooler than Bordeaux but warmer than Burgundy in France.
Our estate grown grapes provide confidence in our wines, as great wines can only be made from great grapes. Grown in our own vineyards blessed by beautiful cool climate and ample sunlight, our grapes are cultivated to be the perfect raw material of great wines. With individual characters and typical regional features, these fruits demonstrate complex flavors and are naturally delicious.
Organise a group and come for a tasting at our cellar doors. Our staff is highly enthusiastic and approachable with a broad knowledge of the winemaking process and a passionate of wine appreciation. We are committed to providing visitors with as much information about wine as they wish to learn.

Mr David Pettavel was born in Boudry, Switzerland and emigrated to Australia in 1842 aboard the barque Platina. Upon landing at Port Phillip, Pettavel continued directly to the hills of Geelong. He set about planting the regions first vineyard. The ancient Australian soils, protected by their very remoteness from the ravages of disease, proved fertile and suitable for young grape vines.

“If there is a unifying feature in all of the Geelong wines, it is their strength and depth of colour, bouquet and flavour.”

–James Halliday, Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand

“the Color, the bouquet, the flavour. ”

Since 1842