Born and bred in Margaret River, I grew up at Cape Mentelle Vineyards where my father was the winemaker. We often had French people in our house as the winery was purchased by Vueve Cliquot, and this led me to travel there extensively in the mid-90’s. I returned with an inevitable love of food and wine and thus headed to SA to study Winemaking in Adelaide.
After several years working in various winemaking roles and locations I returned home to help set-up a new family winery ‘McHenry Hohnen’. This involved everything from helping design a winery, design a label and make the wine. In 2007 I started a family and had to give up the long hours of vintage time. During this period I established the cellar door for my family’s winery ‘McHenry Hohnen’ and was involved in many aspects of design and working with designers. I also managed the Cellar Door at Stella Bella and developed a great understanding of presentation, customer needs and gift packaging for wine.
My great loves are my family, people in general, wholesome food, interesting wine, the beach and running!
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