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McLaren Vale, South Australia
The surname of Conte and its Coat of Arms emerged in ancient Rome, where wine was drunk at every meal, whether rich or poor. Since the 1950’s the Conte family of McLaren Vale continue this tradition by nurturing vineyards and making wine to enjoy with food.
Born in Italy, Antonino (Tony) Conte lived in America with his family at the ‘Ranch’ in Ossining, New York (home of the infamous Sing Sing prison), between 1914 -1925 where he did most of his schooling. He moved back to Italy again where he met and later married Giulia (Julia).
With 4 children they immigrated in 1953 to McLaren Vale, South Australia, from a little mountain top town of Sassinoro, three hours drive south of Rome. Noble in name and spirit, they brought with them the knowledge handed down from generations of vineyard and wine tradition and the commitment to hard work and family life.
Tony quicky became a well liked and respected member of the McLaren Vale community. He befriended both Australian and Italians and people enjoyed his humble nature and intelligent conversation. There is no doubt that Tony will also be remembered for his charismatic New York – Italian accent and for his keen interest in Australian, American, Italian & English politics.
The Conte family have devoted their lives to nurturing vineyards and making wine in McLaren Vale for over 40 years. They have a genuine love for their home town, their vineyards and their close family lifestyle. Conte Estate combine traditional attitudes with modern technology to produce wines of authentic varietal character and excellent quality.