With a start in a tin shed in 1946, the founder of D’Aquino Bros Pty Ltd, Carmelo D’Aquino, produced six barrels of wine and started the first winemaking family in the Orange district. With a third generation D’Aquino and Roseworthy College graduate now running the company, Rex D’Aquino has continued to expand the business that now incorporates distillery, wholesale and contract bottling whilst remaining involved in the winemaking.
The D’Aquino Group of Companies is diverse, with interests in almost all facets of the wine and spirits industry including winemaking, contract winemaking, blending, bottling and distilling. The company also operates the Highland Heritage Estate vineyard with restaurant and function facility, as well as retail outlets throughout country NSW.
Highland Heritage Estate offers the complete wine and dine adventure for those looking to experience great food with local wines. You can enjoy a relaxing wine tasting at our cellar door or have a regionally inspired meal or function in our restaurant with spectacular views of the vineyard and surrounding hills.
D’Aquinos is a co-owner of NILWA (National Independent Liquor Wholesalers Association) which has distribution outlets throughout Australia servicing over 14,000 customers. The head office and main warehouse of D’Aquino Group of Companies is situated in Orange NSW, Australia, which is approximately three hours west of Sydney.