Giovanni Patritti was among the first Italian immigrants to arrive in South Australia. By the late 1920s Giovanni owned a number of acres of vineyard and had built a winery. From the late 1920s until the 1960s, Patritti predominantly produced dry red table wines and fortified wines. Since the late 2000s, Patritti has shifted their focus towards premium wines and adopted ’new’ and rare grape varieties, adding depth and diversity to an already extensive range.