Lights! Camera! Nardone Baker!

The birth place of Nardone Baker WinesPopular television program, Out Of The Blue, ventures throughout South Australia and travels the world in search of superb food and wine. In May, 2006, the team travelled to the birthplace of Nardone Baker Wines in the hometown of Giuseppe (Joe) Nardone, who left Italy 55 years ago to travel to South Australia and pursue his love of wine and winemaking.

The episode featuring Nardone Baker Wines, went to air late in 2006, in which the two main presenters saluted Joe Nardone as they used Nardone Baker Chardonnay to cook a superb seafood pasta dish on the dazzling shores of Gaeta - the jewel of the Mediterranean.

Gaeta is 120km south of Rome and has long been the seaside resort of choice for Italy's and Europe's well-to-do. Nardone Baker wines are available in Italy and locals have commented on similarities between our McLaren Vale varieties and Gaeta's local drops - due to the influence of salty coastal air on both regions.

In the picture, above, taken during filming, one of the presenters, Emma, is buying fresh cherries from a market in Gaeta. The crew bought fresh produce for cooking with the Nardone Baker wine.

Joe's son, Frank Nardone, is now Managing Director of Nardone Baker Wines and travels to Italy whenever he can to meet with local distributors and to visit his father's homeland. While in Gaeta, Frank stays at the family's apartment which is a few hundred metres from the market photographed above.



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PO Box 386, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 5171, Australia.

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