Mark Vella's passion for wine and viticulture started in the cool climate region of Orange in NSW in 1995 at Bloodwood Estate. 

After 25 years of challenging viticulture in three wine regions around Australia (Orange NSW, Hunter Valley NSW and Adelaide Hills SA) Mark has experienced growing grapes for the family wine companies to the corporate wine giants.

Mark has managed and contracted vineyards in the Adelaide Hills for the best part of the last two decades. Now through Vella Wines, Mark has captured all these ideas, concept’s and beliefs in his own label.

Mark has been able to select special parcels of fruit and the parcels of fruit that are selected to go into Vella Wines and have received high input viticulture (royal treatment in the vineyard) with hand-pruning, shoot thinning, lateral thinning, leaf plucking, bunch thinning, multiple wire-lifts, hand picking and precision deficit irrigation.