Living life, loving what we do.
We promise we’re not about to launch into some epic grape saga called ‘Our History’. Mostly because we don’t have a big one. Santolin Wines didn’t start 250 years ago ‘in the mist-shrouded foothills of the Pyrenees’ or anything even remotely exotic. In fact we’re not big on the whole wine dynasty thing.
We’re a couple of young, driven, lo-fi winemakers from the Yarra Valley. Total staff: Adrian and Rebecca Santolin (that’s us), and our little girls, Sienna, Sofia and Scarlett (not yet on the payroll).
After working at other wineries for too many years, in 2012 we decided to take all our spare money and buy one barrel, one tank and two tonne of pinot noir, and start doing things our way. Fast forward a few years and our indie status was cemented with a win for
'Best New Act,’ at the Young Gun Awards, we’ve picked up a few trophies including ‘Best New World Chardonnay,’ and
'Best International Chardonnay’ at HKIWSC and Decanter Asia. Qantas started serving our wines in their International Business class cabins (our wines officially fly better than we do), and our personal wine supply is now secure – a necessary addition when raising small children and running a business.