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Get to know Dino… and his love affair with Italian wine

For as long as he can remember, Dino Giammarino has been passionate about making authentic Italian wine. Fine reds and whites imbued with the country’s traditional values – which he’s bringing to Lower Plenty Liquor on Sat 22 December. 

Meet a master winemaker from Abruzzo, Italy

Sangiovese, Montelpulciano, Fiano and Dino’s grape of choice, Nebbiolo.

These are just some of the Giammarino specialties you can sample at our next ‘Meet the Winemaker’ event. You’ll also get the chance to chat with the mastermind himself, hear his stories about Abruzzo and learn everything there is to know about fine Italian wine.

Interested? Here are the details:

When: Sat 22 December
Time: 4.30pm-6.30pm
Lower Plenty Liquor – 49 Main Rd Lower Plenty

A bit about Dino Giammarino

Dino GiammarinoWhen Dino first discovered the art of winemaking, he was only six years old.

By helping out at his family’s winery in the mountains of Abruzzo, he learnt all the traditional skills and practices that make a fine, authentic wine.

Now as a leading winemaker, Dino uses his passion and expertise to craft his own unique reds and whites.




Two vineyards and a winery

Today, Dino uses his signature wine – produced at his winery in St Andrews – to showcase the beauty of traditional Italian culture.

From handpicking the grapes to choosing the perfect barrel, Dino injects quality and care into every step.

He also has two vineyards in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Whether it’s fresh mountainous air or a cool sea breeze, each vineyard produces a rare variety suited to the area’s climate. He even grows varieties brought over from Italy!

Hands cutting green grapes with grape sheersReady to try Giammarino’s authentic Italian wine? Then gather your friends and family – and we’ll see you there!

Dino Giammarino swirling red Italian wine in glass