Unico Zelo Mission

Our Mission

To craft new wave Australian wines that are approachable to the next generation of wine drinkers.

Our Aim - hand picked, no irrigation, no harmful chemicals

Our Aim 

Aim 1: Be industry leaders in best practice of viticulture and winemaking in the Australian wine industry through lower water use in the vineyard and minimal intervention practices in the winery.
Aim 2: Elevate the global perception of Australian wine.


We craft drinks. We love doing it in the most sustainable and non-impactful way possible. Team Unico is the realisation of Australian Culture, with all of our products honouring the uniqueness and fragility of our land - whether that’s utilising grape varieties that can be dry-grown in desert-like environments or playing around with native Australian botanicals in Gin and Amaro. 

In 2013, we began Unico Zelo at our first location in Lobethal, moving to the Old Gumeracha Coldstores in 2014 and launching Applewood Distillery Gin soon after in 2015. We gradually renovated the old coldstores and in mid-2017, opened the Applewood Distillery Bar. We have since established Harvest Social Cantina, Carter’s Coffee Liqueur and Økar Island Bitter.

We hope we can assist a disconnected world to reestablish a curiosity and adoration for the land we all collectively belong to, via the sharing of drinks crafted of the land with food, family and friends - building a global community in the process. 

Unico Zelo is a certified B Corporation, dedicated to being held to the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. A business as a force of good.

Sustainability Tracker

We're currently increasing the transparency of our Sustainability Improvements and Goals - see here for link to our current sustainability initiatives.