It is mind boggling to think that 6 years ago, we decided – as a family – to upturn our professional lives in Melbourne on a quest for a vineyard in country Victoria. Hugh and I were in pursuit of a dream we both had to make quality wine from vine to bottle!
We spent almost every weekend in the lead up scouring the state.
Three hours out from Melbourne, near Beechworth in North East Victoria, we found our perfect vineyard – and after much due diligence, we turned the key to our forever home in 2016 . Our first commercial offering of wine was from the 2017 vintage, and we established the ‘Weathercraft’ brand.
Fast forward to 2020, I decided to throw my hat into the ring for the Australian Young Gun of Wine competition. It has been very exciting to be a part of this collaboration of emerging talent. In March this year, I was shortlisted for the Top 50 winemakers and as we get closer to finding out the results (voting closes 30 May), I thought I’d share my original interview with Young Gun of Wine.
For those of you interested in learning more of how I came to be a winemaker: this will provide a glimpse into my perpetual journey of learning to mastering an ancient ‘craft’.Read More