A family tradition at Zema Estate
Demetrio Zema / Wine

A family tradition at Zema Estate

Passion, dedication and commitment to excellence, best describes the remarkable story of Coonawarra’s Zema family. In 1959 Demetrio Zema arrived in Coonawarra from Italy to marry his fiancée, Francesca. With a great passion for wine and a family tradition of grape growing that spans generations, Demetrio Zema found that Coonawarra could provide him with the … Continue reading

CMY: Our People
Demetrio Zema

CMY: Our People

Demetrio Zema currently works as a solicitor in insurance and commercial litigation. He has worked with a number of youth and community organisations as well as government departments including the Victorian Multicultural Commission, the Australian Embassy to the Holy See and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Demetrio Zema has been connected to … Continue reading

Demetrio Zema

Fruit of the Vine Leads Law Graduate to Rome and the Canonisation

No sooner had 22 year old Demetrio Zema finished his final law exam at La Trobe University last Tuesday, than the grandson of Coonawarra’s famous winegrowing family was heading for Rome where he will spend the next four weeks helping Australia’s Ambassador to the Vatican, Tim Fischer with celebrations for the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop. … Continue reading

Zema Estate
Demetrio Zema

Zema Estate

Established in 1982 by Demetrio Zema (senior), Zema Estate is a small family owned and operated winery located in the heart of Australia’s Coonawarra wine region. The Zema family is proudly traditional in the ‘vine to wine’ process, using only 100% Coonawarra “estate grown” fruit, remaining committed to hand pruning and using minimal irrigation to … Continue reading