Owner Angelo De Fazio says that all he knows about viticulture and winemaking came from his father (and generations before him). It is partly this influence that has shaped the label and brand name: Zitta is Italian for ‘quiet’, and the seeming reflection of the letters of the name Zitta on the label is in fact nothing of the kind, turn the bottle upside down, and you will see it is the word ‘Quiet’. The Zitta vineyard dates back to 1864, with a few vines remaining from that time, and a block planted with cuttings taken from those vines. Shiraz dominates the plantings (24ha), the balance made up of grenache and a few mataro and nero d'avola vines. The property has 2 branches of Greenock Creek running through it and the soils reflect the ancient geological history of the site, in part with a subsoil of river pebbles, reflecting the course of a long-gone river.
Exports to Denmark, Sweden and Norway. -JAMES HALLIDAY