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David is the son of Silvano Zerbo, who established Ridgelea in 1987.  He is now heading up the business after Silvano's retirement. 

After graduating with a degree in Mechatronic Engineering, he started working with Ridgelea in 1999. 

With many years of experience he has a solid understanding of winemaking machinery and the industry.

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


"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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