Our People

Our People

Frank Nardone and Patrick BakerWhile Joe Nardone and John Baker have now stepped back to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labour, the second generation, Frank Nardone and Patrick Baker, have stepped into the fray, with a shared vision of building upon their European heritage to produce great Australian wines.

Under Frank and Patrick's guidance, Nardone Baker Wines has assembled a core team of specialists, chief of whom is wine maker, Brian Light.

Brian is a former Australasian Winemaker of the Year who has twice been named Bushing King for Best Wine of the McLaren Vale Wine Show, one of the most highly regarded awards in the South Australian wine industry. He has 30 years experience as a winemaker, and in that time has won numerous trophies and gold medal awards at national and international wine shows.

Before entering the wine industry themselves, Frank Nardone and Patrick spent time establishing themselves in the business and marketing world - both becoming leaders in their own field. Today, as the business managers for Nardone Baker Wines, they bring significant commercial and marketing expertise, understanding the need to invest in building brands. They are determined to build a successful portfolio of brands in each market they enter and will leverage their business expertise and resources to achieve this goal.

This modern day and business like approach to wine business sets Nardone Baker Wines apart from other family owned wine producers and has resulted in success in several export markets including The United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and, of course, Australia


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Wine Quotes & Toasts

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."

Louis Pasteur

A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry."

Ecclesiastes 8:15

Wine is bottled poetry."

Robert Louis Stevenson  

Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used."


God made only water, but man made wine.

Victor Hugo

Both to the rich and poor, wine is the happy antidote for sorrow.


Wine is sunlight, held together by water."

Galileo Galilei

A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore."

Johann Strauss

Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

St. Paul, 1 Timothy 5:23

Wine cheereth God and man."

Judges 9:13

Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.

Spanish saying 

Now is the time for drinking, now is the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot. "


A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine."

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 

Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever."


What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.


Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues."

Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved."

Medieval German saying 

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason."

Latin saying 

Wine is the pearl in the oyster of the grape.

Charles A. Nardone, Mirabella Ranch, Texas USA 

Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Benjamin Franklin 

No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God."


Contact Details

Nardone Baker Wines

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

10 Gray Street, Kilkenny, South Australia, 5009, Australia
Phone +61 8 8445 8100 
Fax +61 8 8445 8200

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