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About Us


Since 1987 Ridgelea has established itself as a premier supplier with a singular focus on customer satisfaction.  Collectively the team at Ridgelea have over 70 years of experience in the wine industry.  

Our diverse skill sets and experience allow us to provide a bespoke solution for your winery.


We have established a portfolio of equipment from suppliers that are leaders in their respective specialities. The machinery we sell is proven in the field and chosen for quality, reliability and performance.


Being a family-owned business we take pride in our work and understand that you do too. We seek to understand your unique requirements and call on our experience and range of products to meet your needs.

The Ridgelea Team

David Zerbo

David has been working at Ridgelea since 1999, thirteen years after Silvano Zerbo founded the business. David has been heading up the business since Silvano's retirement in 2015.

With many years of experience and a degree in Mechatronic Engineering, he has a solid understanding of winemaking machinery and the industry.

Phillip Kittle

Phillip had his first vintage in 1996 in Victoria and has since worked as a winemaker in wineries large and small around Australia and overseas. Joining the Ridgelea team in 2017, Phillip brings with him a wealth of knowledge that allows him to assess your individual needs and offer the best solution for your winery.


Brett started working with Ridgelea in 2018. Since then, he has facilitated major changes within the company - all with the aim of making Ridgelea the industry's most preferred supplier.


Liam started with Ridgelea in the workshop, assembling pumps and providing vintage support. In 2021 his role changed and he now oversees and designs all marketing and publicity. 


"Ridgelea are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we have the fit for purpose part or plant that will exceed our expectations."

- Bruce Gregory, Majella Wines

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