Set on a picturesque orchard nurtured by four generations of the Aumann family, the new store is owned and managed by a 3rd generation grocer, Vince Brancatisano, who lives and breathes fine foods. Our complete range of fruit and vegetables is complimented with an extensive range of local produce – and great place to shop for the family.
A rich history with a bright future
Aumanns at Warrandyte is set on a picturesque orchard nurtured by four generations of the Aumann family. Established in the 1890s by Bill and Harry Aumman, the brothers initially grew potatoes on the land while waiting for their fruit trees to come into production. In the early years, Bill would leave Warrandyte at midnight on his horse-drawn cart to sell their produce at the Queen Victoria market the following day.
Aumanns Family Orchard in times past
During the 1950s, Bill supplied a grocery business run by Antonio Brancatisano and his seven brothers. As fate would have it, Antonio is the father of Vince Brancatisano, the new owner/manager of Aummans at Warrandyte. After an extensive renovation in early 2017, the farm gate reopened forever linking the histories and passions of two proud food families.
Antonio Brancatisano in the early years