About Corniola Wines

Corniola Wines was founded in 1996 as a result of Vince and Lucy Corniola’s love of wine.

For Vince, wine was virtually in his blood from birth. His grandfather Antonio, also a winemaker, was the driving force behind the expertise and passion passed down to Vince.

Vince and Lucy came to Australia from Italy as youngsters, ready for a new land of opportunity. For 27 years they successfully ran a highly popular restaurant in Carlton, but they realised their true passion was to run a winery.

In 1996 Vince began making his own wines. According to the many patrons of the restaurant, a long list of friends and customers throughout the country, and selected bottle shops to which he sells, Vince approaches the winemaking with great enthusiasm and skill.

In 2008 Vince and Lucy realised their long-cherished dream and bought a 10-acre vineyard where they built a winery on-site, finally producing wines from their own grapes.

The vineyard has a north-facing slope with stunning vistas of the rolling landscape. The wines are produced from low-yielding estate grown fruit and from selected vineyards, with the focus being to create affordable wines of premium high quality.

Only the best for our customers...

  • 5 star review  Brought some more wine of vince and lucy yesterday great little winery and fantastic owners all there wine is good highly recommend this place .

    thumb Dianne Cartwright

    5 star review  Best wines in the Valley especially the Dolce Rosso 2019 oh my god its to DIE for. I cannot recommend this enough. I love this i am a wine tour operator and take all my groups here, they are the best winery and my groups love them. Thank you Vince and Lucy.

    thumb Mel Ashby

    5 star review  Welcomed by Lucy & Vince, who owns the winery, with a friendly, joyous smile and tales. If you like sweet wines, this is the place to go. Try the dolce rosso and the rose.

    thumb alychia Tragers
  • 5 star review  Lovely family winery, some wines have a truly exceptional taste. Highly recommended.

    thumb Norbert en Melanie van de Velde-Gavel

    5 star review  Great small out of the way fully independent family owned winery. They have some interesting varieties of wine you don't see at the bigger wineries so you must do a tasting here. Being such a small winery the two owners can really tell you a lot about the process behind the wine and what's involved with the production while having a great conversation and telling some entertaining stories about their history. Definitely recommend adding it to your wine tour if you're visiting the area. Some nice views from the property too.

    thumb Andrew Fox
  •   We recently visited Corniola Wines in the Yarra Valley and were treated to a memorable tasting session with Vince & Lucy, it was great to hear the passion, and knowledge... read more


      We stopped in here during our Yarra Valley excursion because we had seen it was listed on the "alternative tasting trail". The winery itself is charming and we can say... read more


      Visited this as part of our wine tour, a gem of a vineyard, loved it. Got cheese and crackers to compliment the tastings. Lucy was knowledgeable and passionate about their... read more

  •   Welcomed by Lucy, who owns the winery with her husband, with a friendly, joyous smile and tales. Complete with cheese and biscuits, Lucy explains the wines and enjoys the chat.... read more

    jennifer c

       One of the places we love taking our guests!?? We wanted to thank you very much for hosting our group on Sunday morning. They loved your venue and hugely enjoyed... read more


      Our second visit to see Vince in his little wee shed full of the barrels and tanks where their lovely wines are maturing. His wife, Lucy is always ready with... read more

  •   We had a Corniola Shiraz at the nearby Dixons Creek Cafe a few weeks ago and wanted to try their other wines. Husband/winemaker Vince and lovely wife Lucy could not... read more


      Lovely little winery which produces wine that is different and distinctive. Lucy was a gracious host offering slivers of cheese and biscuits between the different samples. The wine has been... read more


      This is a tiny winery which produces the very finest reds and whites that I tasted in the region. The tasting session was very well conducted with much gusto and... read more

  •   This was a treasure of a find, hidden away this small winery has some of the best wines we have found in the region. The owners took their time... read more


      Dropped in and Lucy looked after us very well. Down to earth approach and very drinkable wines! We'll definitely be back!


      Myself and my wife had the opportunity to meet Vince and he happily shared his passion and love for food, wine & family. Vince possesses an outstanding knowledge of fine... read more

  •   Lucia and Vince are the owners of this small winery, very friendly, enthusiastic and very pleasant. We left with a bottle of their Petite Verdot for our trip.


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