Our wines are crafted by our own winemaking team led by the highly respected Group Chief Winemaker Rod Hooper who has over 35 vintages to his name – at last count he has won 30 trophies, including 51 gold, and more than 300 other medals.
Senior Winemaker Debbie Lauritz is an oenology graduate of the prestigious Adelaide University. Debbie has become a cool climate specialist, having made wine overseas in the cool regions of Alsace, France; Marlborough, New Zealand; Niagara, Canada; Sonoma and California. Debbies winemaking philosophy is let the fruit do the talking, she believes the fruit should be the main focus of all our wines, with oak, yeast and other secondary characteristics supporting and enhancing the total varietal character.
Winemaker David Richards studied Viticulture & Winemaking at University of Western Sydney and started working as a cellar hand in New Zealand from 2007. He moved to become an Assistant Winemaker in 2010 at Project Wines, Langhorne Creek and then as a winemaker at Robert Stein Winery, Mudgee. Davids , Winemaker/Vineyard manager at Faber Vineyards, Swan Valley WA, Seppelts Wines, Great Western VIC, & Dr Frank Wines, Finger Lakes New York. David has completed 14 vintages in 8 years, in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA & Turkey.
We source premium cool climate grapes from Orange, Central Ranges, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek and Margaret River to present a comprehensive Australian offering from the most recognised and distinguished wine regions. Long term relationships with premium grape growers ensure access to the first class fruit. Click here to our team page to read about our winemakers.
Established in 1995, the 508 hectare Cumulus vineyard is one of the largest single vineyards in New South Wales, which gently rises and falls across a range of elevations and slopes above and below 600m – traversing both the Orange and Central Ranges wine regions.
In such unique surroundings the Cumulus vineyard provides a range of elevations, terrains, volcanic soils and aspects which combined with the areas high altitude, intense sunlight and cool climate delivers wines with bright fruit flavours and subtle elegance.