Dedicated to creating delicious wines, the 2018 Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year Janice McDonald embraces teamwork and allowing the grapes their fullest expression.

Meet the Winemaker

Deck the halls & meet our winemakers

Count down to Christmas with our vinous advent calendar of 24 wines to discover and savour, and meet the men and women behind these superb wines.

Meet the Winemaker: Craig Stansborough (Grant Burge)

Knee-deep in grapes from a young age, this Barossa winemaker muses on mentors, food and wine matches, the love of a big barrel and respect for resour…

Meet the Winemaker: Katherine Brown, Brown Brothers

As a fourth-generation member of the Brown Brothers Wine Family, Katherine Brown is brightening the future of this well-loved Australian Winery.

Meet the Winemaker: Mike Symons

Stonier Wines Manager Mike Symons began his career producing premium pinot noir and chardonnay at Petaluma Winery in 1989. After moving to Italy to w…

Interview with Dan Swincer - St Hugo

Daniel Swincer became a winemaker simply because it looked like a fun thing to do. And he’s sure having a lot of fun at St Hugo. His day involves tas…

Interview with David Bicknell, Oakridge Wines

Getting to travel and taste wine would be a dream come true for many of us. In his own words, David Bicknell considers himself a “lucky bastard.” Ear…

Interview with Steve Baraglia, Pikes

Passionate, determined, dedicated and hard working,Steve Baraglia has many of the qualities of a great winemaker. The small family vineyard was plant…

The 6 Characters of Australian Wine You Should Know About

Australian wine is certainly worth celebrating – but what about the characters behind the bottles. We’re celebrating the innovators, artists and thi…

Interview with Dan Buckle, Chandon

Meet Dan Buckle, Senior Winemaker at Chandon. Shaped by his father’s vineyard and his experience at Chandon 30 years ago, Dan is one of those charact…