Known by friends, family and workmates as Tash, she approaches winemaking with an individual and entrepreneurial spirit.
Suzanne grew up in Canberra and from the age of 14 she knew she wanted to be a winemaker. Having been banned by the teachers from doing work experience at a winery (an inappropriate career choice!), she had to wait until leaving school to start getting her hands dirty.
A highly experienced and respected winemaker, Sam launched her first solo project, Stargazer, in 2013.
In 2006, Liz was awarded the Dux of the Len Evans Tutorial, described by James Halliday as the “most exclusive wine school in the world”
Briony Hoare’s philosophy is “to do one thing better every week”. This philosophy has served Beach Road Wines well, particularly since the purchase of the Beach Road Wines’ Cellar Door and Restaurant in 2014.
Galafrey Wines was established in 1977 by Ian Tryer and his wife Linda. A business based on family values the art of winemaking was passed down to his only daughter Kim, ironically born a year after the winery was born.
Corrina, with cousin Brioni Oliver, is the leading voice of the Oliver family’s sixth generation and the impetus behind their own wine label – Oliver’s Taranga.
Sarah joined the team at Yarra Yering in September 2013 as Winemaker and is excited to be focusing on a single iconic vineyard site and giving the individual blocks and varieties the time and attention they deserve.
Liz Barnes is the winemaker, but as anyone who understands anything about the process of producing the very highest quality wines will know, it takes a team of dedicated people applying maximum care and expertise right throughout the vintage to make a truly outstanding wine.
Jodie Armstrong is both a viticultural consultant and winemaker. She has been working with grape growers for more than twenty years to help them improve grape quality and productivity.
Marnie now juggles her time between her main gig as the chief winemaker for Claymore Wines, working on the Matriarch & Rogue wines, and chasing Oscar around the yard. Somewhere in there she also paints, and belts out a handy tune on the banjo.
We expanded our small business into wine tourism, building and opened our Cellar Door in late 2013. Establishing a large, and very unique Wine Sensory Garden which is adjacent to our cellar door, and provides our cellar door visitors with a unique wine educational and wine and food pairing experience offered nowhere else in Australia.