About Pettavel Winery


Pettavel Wines is historically rooted to 1842 when David Pettavel from Switzerland pioneered in Victoria, finding the perfect location for growing wine grapes and making fine wines. He along with his fellow winemakers from Europe, established the biggest wine regions in the middle 1800s in Australia.

With 3 vineyards across the most reputable wine regions including Geelong and Yarra Valley, Pettavel Wines has achieved many top ratings from James Halliday and other reviewers throughout the years.  Pettavel wines is becoming of one of the most admirable wine brands in Australia while the iconic Yarra Glen Winery will be up and running in the near future.


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

Mr David Pettavel’s passion and love for wine has been passed down from generation to generation. Now Pettavel Wines, as a 5 star winery, has created excellent wines as well as building a magnificent winery. 

Mr. David Louise Pettavel, leading a group of vignerons from Switzerland, established one of Australia’s earliest wine regions in Geelong and then Yarra Valley. Together these men built an unprecedented glory of winemaking in the new world. The development history and entrepreneurship of Pettavel has been recorded as one of the three pioneers in Australian wine industry. His achievements have also been marked in the annals of history, and even recorded in The Australian People . His award-winning papers have also been published in the world and kept in all major libraries around the world.

Pettavel landed in Geelong Australia in 1842 and started his pioneer-ship in his winemaking adventure. He then returned to Switzerland to convince family and friends to expand  the vineyards and wine production to other areas. This is where the legend begun in the largest wine region ever in Australia. Pettavel Vineyards, well covered by Cool Climate Wine Regions, produces  premium wines for domestic and international market. Blessed by warmer days and cool nights, nature has provided wine grapes at its best for making premium wines. Pettavel is the landmark winery that keeps winemaking legend alive.