The Harvey River Estate Journey
Like many Europeans, Giuseppe Sorgiovanni (Joe) travelled from his small village of Caulonia in Calabria Italy in 1928 to start a new life in Western Australia. Joe settled on a small farm on Third Street, Harvey, where he toiled the fertile soil of the Harvey River flat lands known as a prime horticulture region. His large plantation of orange trees led to the development of Harvey Fresh, a local producer of fruit juices and dairy products.
In November 1999, whilst still working in the family milk and juice business and inspired by his love of wine and the enormous growth of viticulture within the region, Giuseppe’s son Kevin Sorgiovanni developed a new greenfield winery site ready for the first 2000 vintage. Thus Harvey River Bridge Estate was born.
The winery has the capacity and capability of sourcing the best fruit from a select group of small growers, producing premium wines in varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Rosé.