Field Day Wine Co.

Award-Winning
South Australian Wines

Founded in 2012 by entrepreneurial grape grower Norm Doole, wine strategist and sales wizard Nick Whiteway, and esteemed winemaker Mike Farmilo, Field Day Wine Co. is a meeting of minds that draws on over a century of wine industry experience. With award-winning winemaker Daniel Zuzulo pressing forward at the winemaking helm, the cumulative knowledge of our collective ensures ever-evolving wines that stay true to their purpose: delicious wines of sincere varietal, vineyard and regional expression.

Top Wineries Australia

This is a real feather in our cap:  Field Day's inclusion means we are in the top 18% of Australia’s 2,000-plus wineries. The Real Review tasted more than 10,000 wines from Australia and New Zealand during the past year to compile their lists. Our inclusion is recognition of our vision and hard work you’ve invested in producing fine wine and will help draw the world’s attention to the quality of Australia’s best wines. 

Our Winemaker - Daniel Zuzolo

Graduating from Oenology in 2003, Daniel has made wine across Australia and the world, with far-flung highlights including Geyser Peak in California, Maison Chapoutier in the Rhone Valley, and Domaine Dubois in Burgundy.

It was his time in the Rhone that really cemented his love for this craft, working with grapes from Chateauneuf du Pape to Côte Rotie, and applying these principles to the next decades of his career in Australia.

In his time at Scarpantoni Estate, the winery won the Jimmy Watson Trophy for their 2006, a high honour that encouraged Daniel to make his next move. Landing the role of Senior Winemaker at Primo Estate, Daniel spent the next nine years learning from and working alongside Joe Grilli, creating polished Italian wines ideally suited to McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean coastal climate.

Daniel finds true satisfaction in seeing the team’s hard work transformed in the glass, with the memories of each vintage’s challenges paving the way for a complete wine - with a story.

He believes in wines of depth, purity, complexity, and intensity. For Australia’s changing climate, in the short term, this means picking fruit earlier to retain freshness and acidity.

In the long term, this means planting hardier grape varietals naturally geared to thrive in a hot, arid climate, and encouraging wine styles appropriate to the laid-back Australian lifestyle and modern diet.

Ethical Winemaking

As winemakers within the wine industry, we play a small yet intrinsic part in a broader Australian agricultural community. It’s important to Field Day that we operate ethically, and consider the environmental, social and economic influence of our operations.

We care about the process, and take every opportunity to improve how we do wine. This means when we grow and purchase fruit, produce wine and take it to market, it’s with the knowledge that many families depend upon our business for their work and livelihood, social identity, and purposeful connection to the Earth.

It means sourcing fruit from a wide range of growers and regions, supporting a wider economic chain. It means paying these growers on time (it’s a thing!), treating our staff and customers with respect, and selecting suppliers whose values are aligned with our own.

Sustainable South Australian
Grape Growing and Winemaking

On a planet with finite resources and seemingly infinite human wants and desires, Field Day Wine Co. take the production of wine seriously. As a small business we are always open to new ideas and re-assessing our processes when new technology comes along to mitigate our impact on the earth. On our estate vineyards, we have a minimum input viticulture approach, while with our encouragement, many of our grape growers employ sustainable practices in their vineyards.

Recycled and Considered Packaging Materials

When it comes to packaging, you’ll find our core range in an Australian made bottle that weighs in at 416 grams, versus an industry average 500 gram bottle. This 84g saving amounts to 52kg per pallet of wine shipped domestically or overseas, reducing our freight’s environmental impact.

Our wine cartons are also made from 100% recycled materials, while we are in the process of working with our various suppliers to convert all our label stock to recycled and plastic-free label stocks.

Vegan Wines

All Colab & Bloom and Monterra wines are vegan. To classify as vegan wines, this means they are fined with plant based fining agents, rather than traditional dairy or fish byproducts. The result? All vegetarian and vegan friendly wines!