Decibel Wines are my vision to create wines using classic practices, minimal intervention, and organic wines with a community based attitude. These are ideas as old as wine itself and I believe strongly in them. However I look to the future as well. I look at a time when we use smart practices in the vineyard and the winery that not only inspire but preserve our great planet. I've had a great deal of help from many other winemakers, growers and friends in Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, and back home in the USA as well.
While traveling through Europe and America with a band of musicians, artists and craftsmen in the music industry, my passion for sense memory and sense elation grew. While docked at my family's restaurant in Philadelphia I discovered New Zealand wines. I literally smelled the potential for adventure and pure discovery in the glass.
In 2007 I left Philadelphia to make wine in New Zealand. I have taken the spirit of my Great Grandfather Michalino Rodolico and his entire lineage with me. A barrel cooper and winemaker himself, he travelled from Sicily to America in search of inspiration. He is with me on this journey.
Decibel Wines are all single vineyard expressions from the region's top appellations. They have been exported and awarded around the globe with a growing fan base and critical acclaim.