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Our Story

We found our roots in Diggers Rest in August 1994, with beaming smiles, big dreams and grand plans.

We couldn’t have guessed that our persistence and hard work would have led us to achieve those ambitious plans that were dreamt up so long ago. With little to no experience in farming, we planted our first vines in 2000.


Of course, we thought it would be easy, but we soon learned that things are easier said than done. Mistakes have been made and lessons have been learned, but over the years we have grown to now produce award-winning wine, which we are so proud of.

Our first picking with family and friends in 2006 is a treasured memory that led us to the first bottling here on the Estate.

We hope you find Russo Estate to be a home away from home and we would like to welcome you all to our family.

Kindest regards,

Rita & Joe Russo

The vineyard
Estate Venue
The grapes
Olives Trees
Our beautiful gumtree
Entrance to Russo Estate
Estate grown herb and vegetable gard
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