Testimonials

Sidewood Estates Adelaide Hills vineyards have been managed initially by Mark Vella and subsequently by Vitiworks for the past eight years.

We have at all time been more than satisfied with the expertise and level of service that we have experienced which has allowed us to lift the level of our fruit from that of a C Grade commercial fruit producer in 2008 to our current status as one of the Adelaide Hills largest A Grade growers.
In doing so our Sidewood brand of wines has been successful in winning 14 Trophies and hundreds of gold medals , which would not have been possible without the attention to detail in the vineyard we receive from Vitiworks.

In 2016 under Vitiworks management all four of our Adelaide Hills vineyards have been Entwine certified as being sustainably grown , making us the largest sustainable grower of Adelaide Hills origin wine grapes.

If your objective is to produce A Grade premium fruit then I cannot recommend Vitiworks highly enough

Owen Inglis, SIDEWOOD ESTATE, Adelaide Hills

Benchmark viticulture. Detailed and meticulous with excellent timing of operations and constantly fine-tuning to suit the conditions.




Sam Scott, SCOTT WINES, Adelaide Hills

I have been working with Mark and Peter for over 3 years and they have always been easy to deal with, professional, reliable and pro-active. They are often 2 steps ahead of other grower/ managers in the hills and they understand and implement (not just talk about) the critical timing of operations required in premium fruit growing. Their fruit supply has been instrumental in the launch of our Adelaide Hills ranges and has led to numerous gold medals across all vintages supplied, leading to regional and national trophy wins. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Paul Hotker, BLEASDALE, Adelaide Hills

The Vitiworks team headed by Peter and Mark have been a major support for Hahndorf Hill since their inception. They are 100% professional, meticulous in their vineyard management, and nothing is ever too hard for them to do! If they can do it, they will!

Larry, HAHNDORF HILL WINERY, Hahndorf

I have been making wine in the Hills for over 15 years and have known Mark and Peter for at least 10 of those years. They have been associated with quality viticulture in all the time I have known them. When they started Vitiworks, there was a need for quality in the Hills and they have filled that niche market. They have built a reputation as being one of the best and strive with all of their clients for perfection. This can been seen in the quality of there no compromise approach in the vineyard and in the fruit. Catlin wines has had a close relationship on the other side of the fence in buying from their clients and the fruit quality and outcomes are second to none. I have seen first hand the dedication to delivering quality outcomes. I spend many hours in vineyards all over the hills and you cannot hide compromise, right down to pruning through to managing the vineyard logistics during harvest. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to manage or buy fruit in the Adelaide Hills.

Darryl Catlin, CATLIN WINES

Mark and Peter have been providing me with quality grapes for close to ten years, more recently under their company Vitiworks for my own project Bondar Wines. Rarely have I met grape growers with such passion for producing the very best fruit possible. They are professional, highly organised, yet instinctive farmers with incredible attention to detail and a genuine love and understanding of the ultimate product being the wine. They live and breathe their vineyards, allowing them to make quick and precise decisions on operations and preempt any potential problems. Their good work has been a key factor in helping Bondar Wines to excel in it's early years. I highly recommend their services.

Andre, BONDAR WINES, McLaren Vale

Mark Vella and Peter McIntyre of Vitiworks not only run the day-to-day operations of Marko’s Vineyard but are at the forefront of viticulture.

To say someone is at the forefront of viticulture is an easy thing to say but to grow super premium grapes year in year out is not as easy as it sounds.

Both Peter and Mark are hands-on operators and by hands-on I mean they don’t mind getting their hands dirty. This, coupled with extensive hands-on knowledge and academic knowledge, in my opinion, is the perfect balance.

I am extremely happy with the Vitiworks service and would highly recommend them to anybody.

Matthew Hill Smith, MARKO'S VINEYARD, Adelaide Hills