ABOUT CAPPA STONE
Cappa Stone Wines is made up of two families who share a passion and love for wine and viticulture. The Stephens and the Cua families.
We are a local Sunraysia, boutique winery. Our Cellar Door is only a 10 minute drive from the Mildura CBD, in Sunnycliffs.
To make our wines, we select super premium parcels of fruit from the local Sunraysia wine region as well as other Cool Climate regions like the Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley wine regions.
We transport these carefully selected parcels of fruit to our winery to be hand made and nurtured into super premium wine.
In the winery we use open fermentation vats, basket presses and age our wines in only the finest of oak barrels.
WHERE WE GOT THE NAME
The Cua family are descendant's from Italy and the mountains of Calabria. Their grand parents used the Cappa Stone (Pietra Cappa) rock formation in the Calabrian Mountain range to hide and protect their family during the war.
The Cappa Stone rock formation is a symbol of life, fulfilment and opportunity. This is instilled into our company and range of elegant wines.
On our label, you will notice that the Pietra Cappa rock formation is in the background.
about our chief winemaker
Donna Stephens is the Chief Winemaker and one of the owners of Cappa Stone.
Before becoming a Winemaker, Donna completed a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology & Resource Management which eventually landed her a job in Nhulunbuy in Australia’s Northern Territory working on a crocodile farm.
In her later years later she completed her second degree, this time in Winemaking from Charles Sturt University. Donna worked at Buronga Hill Winery as an Assistant Winemaker and from there, took up the helm at Cranswick Estate and then Evans & Tate; as Senior Winemaker.
Prior to starting up Cappa Stone with her husband Dale and business partners Reg and Lina Cua, Donna enjoyed a long and successful stint in the Clare Valley with Kirrihill Wines, where she created award winning Regional & Single Vineyard wines.
She has also been the Chief winemaker of Red Hill Estate on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Her experience and expertise is exceptional. We are proud to have her as part of our business.