Zema Estate
9 July 2018 | News | Zema Estate

The Next Chapter

It’s safe to say the Zema story just got a little bit more exciting.

More than nine months in the making, we are very proud to finally deliver the next chapter and provide you with the first glimpse of our new look. As the saying goes, a picture tells a thousand words so our website should do most of the talking… but there’s nothing quite like a guided tour.

Pour yourself a glass of Zema and settle in.

The best place to start is our Family Video. Click Here to take a peek. You’ll hear three generations of Zema explain how we got here, where we are headed and what’s really important to us. If you want to know more, head to Our Story for all the details.

Of course, our story wouldn’t be possible without the friends who have supported us along the way. There has been a lot of brainstorming around the kitchen table to work out the best way we can thank you and we’re eager to share the details of our new Wine Club with you shortly. If you’re not a Friend of Zema… well, click here because our new website is just the tip of the iceberg and you’re not going to want to miss out on a ticket to the main event.

Inspired to visit? There are plenty of special events coming up at Zema Estate. For starters, you can read about the Cellar Dweller festivities happening this July. No time for a road trip? The good news is we’ll be visiting a city near you this August as part of the annual Coonawarra Roadshow, but lock in your ticket early (it’s not every day over 100 Coonawarra wines are on show in one room).

If you want to road test our new online shop, we have just released our new vintage reds and they are looking rather smart (and just to keep you guessing, these labels will eventually become collectors...).

We’ll let you explore the rest.

We know what you’re thinking…. Yes, a lot of changes. Yes, change is not necessarily a word synonymous with Zema Estate, where our family has built their legacy on striving to remain traditional in the world of wine. Yet, as we all know, some change is inevitable, often good and let's face it, a breath of fresh air.

Let us reassure you we haven’t forgotten who we are – a true and trusted Coonawarra winery, forged in Australia but based on the undeniable passions, traditions and values of our Italian heritage. Despite the changes, the long-term goal remains the same for Zema, continue being a family-owned winery that produces premium quality Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with a consistency that defies vintage and seasonal fluctuations.

Cheers - The Zema Family

Paint n Sip with Lilli-Mae Bell - Saturday 18 May Unleash your inner artist with a guided painting session with talented local artist Lilli-Mae Bell. Enjoy a fun day out with friends, while creating a work of art you’ll be proud to take home.


Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival 16-19 May 2024 Celebrating literary history, artists, live music, kids activities and Coonawarra’s fine food and wine since 1991.


Matured in Oak Wine Dinner with Zema Estate + DiGiorgio Family Wines + Balnaves of Coonawarra - Thursday, 11th July Three Coonawarra wine icons have teamed up with the Royal Oak Hotel for a wine dinner to celebrate Cellar Dwellers.


Musing in the Museum: Thursday 4 + Friday 12 July Join Winemaker Joe Cory for an informative tasting in our nostalgic museum area, as he takes you through wines from Zema Estate's 2014 vintage.


Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers - All July Visit Zema Estate's Cellar Door during July and be treated to rare tastings of our 2004 and 2014 vintages + enjoy a full program of event in Coonawarra.


Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow - August Join Coonawarra this August in ADELAIDE, PERTH, MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, and BRISBANE


Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - All October You're invited to celebrate, educate and activate your senses with a myriad of food and wine experiences on offer throughout the month in Coonawarra.


True to tradition 40 years ago Demetrio and Francesca Zema purchased our first 20-acre property in Coonawarra. Today we reflect on our past and look towards the future.


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