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.
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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. ”