Where we came from
The Napoleone family are third generation fruit growers who originally began as orchardists back in the 1940’s and has been a family owned business since 1948. Now run by brothers Joe and Michael Jr Napoleone , their business Red Rich Fruits has blossomed into on of the biggest producers in Victoria growing several varietes of apples, pears and stone fruits and shipping out to markets all across Australia.
In 1987 the Napoleone vineyard was planted in Coldstream and 2001 saw the inaugural vintage of Punt Road Wines. As if that wasn’t enough, 2008 then saw the creation of Napoleone Cider which has gone on to win a slew of awards including Best Cider in 2014 for their Pear Methode Traditionalle Cider. Being passionate, small batch producers, the Napoleone’s attention then shifted to craft beer and 2014 saw the birth of Napoleone Brewers right next door to Punt Road Wines.
The family shows no signs of slowing with Joe’s sons now even working in the family business, manning the brewery and cider house cellar door on weekends. With a dedicated, passionate staff always looking to push the envelope, the Napoleone family business will continue to grow for many years to come.