In search for a better life, in 1945 Domenico Calabria and his son, Francesco, left Italy, boarding a ship named "Romello" and setting sail for Australia. They settled in the Riverina region and found work as farm hands. Once enough money was saved, Francesco wrote to his wife to join him in the land he often referred to as the "Richland". They purchased a 5 acre farm in Griffith which is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales and settled with their seven children. Thirty years later, Bill Calabria, Francesco?s son, has been joined by his four children in the business at Calabria Family Wines. He has grown his Riverina base, making consistent, high quality wines from several premium wine growing regions.