Zonte’s Footstep has been on a quest to find and grow the world’s best white varieties for more than a decade. A rare variety we planted was later to have its DNA tested and be correctly identified as another. So the artist formerly nicknamed ‘Alby’s Reno’ at Zonte’s Footstep became The Love Symbol Savagnin.
Zonte’s Footstep is a proudly independent Australian wine company. We take our vineyards and our wine, but not ourselves, seriously.
Mr. Ben Riggs and Zar Brooks teamed together with a group of mates to launch Zonte’s Footstep from vintage 2003 and the wines are now at the vanguard of a revolution of Australian wine styles.
A couple of wine scribes recently noted; ”The critically acclaimed Zonte’s Footstep wines are not ‘old world’, nor even ‘new world’, Zonte’s is out of this world!” and ”Zonte’s Footstep; Jump on board this fabulously priced wine and enjoy one of the best value wines in the Southern Hemisphere.” Matthew Jukes
Zonte’s Footstep is named after a 19th century Zante currant vineyard, as new plantings follow the original footstep. The currant business dried up, but Zonte’s Footstep became our blueprint...
In 2003 we pooled old white utes and new-ish tractors to grow the best grapes from the best vineyards. All we want to do is taste our fruit in our wine, so we charged our reigning winemaker, Mr. Ben Riggs, with one goal; to make the best wines we can, true to vineyard and variety, so long as we make a bloody good drink!