I’m elated to have been nominated for the 2013 Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year Award.
Since starting in the wine industry in Adelaide Hills more than 20 years ago as a very green 13-year-old, I’ve enjoyed the buzz and excitement of the winery, and the challenge of no two vintages ever being the same.
What started out as a way to make some money in the school holidays, has evolved into what I feel is a very fortunate livelihood.
Winemaking not only gives me the opportunity to travel the world to work and learn from some of the rockstars of the industry, it allows me to share that knowledge with others and continuously hone my trade.
Winning Young Winemaker of the Year would be a huge honour, and would only compel me to continue to learn, experience new winemaking techniques and teach others what wine means to me.