Casella Family Brands – Led by Managing Director, John Casella, the company was propelled to the forefront of the export arena in mid-2001 by its hugely successful [yellow tail] brand. Arriving in Australia in 1957 and with a family history of winemaking dating back to 1820, John’s father, Filippo Casella recognised the great potential of the Riverina region in New South Wales. In 1965, he bought land near the township of Yenda outside of Griffith in New South Wales, and grew grapes for local winemakers. Grape growing became wine making, and wine making needed a winery, so in 1969 the Casella family winery was born. Today Casella Family Brands is producing a wide range of wines from the finest grape growing regions of Australia.