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Making it Happen
If the first requirement of a exceptional winery is a great vineyard, the second is clearly a skilled team. We all love what we do.
Helen Hunter, Cellar Door Manager
Helen’s is the smile that greets you at Cellar Door, and she’s still smiling out the back even when things get hectic. Originally from an advertising and design background, Helen chose to switch career paths and pursue her true passion – wine. When she’s not pestering Frank in the winery or Leo in the vineyard, she can be found studying hard for the dipWSET.
Helen Hunter can be contacted at [email protected].
Fergus McGhie, Sales and Marketing
Fergus wears out a lot of shoe leather selling our wine. Great at building relationships, he has a sharp wit, and an even sharper palate. Fergus has a background in restaurants, hospitality and wine retail and reviews wine for Wine Pilot.
Fergus McGhie can be contacted at [email protected].
Kate Hibberson, Marketing & Events
For Kate, nothing is too much trouble (she writes the wine list at The Boat House in her spare time). She works closely with Ferg and Helen, organises events in her sleep, and knows so much about wine that her progress through the levels of WSET was best described as meteoric.
Kate Hibberson can be contacted at [email protected].
Frank van de Loo, Winemaker
Frank grew up in the Adelaide Hills, at the time that market gardens were being replaced with vineyards. He took no notice, studying agricultural science and going on to a research career in plant biology. Finally, in 1998 and living in Canberra, he twigged to the fascination and the challenge of growing and making wine. A couple of vintages working in Burgundy taught him the importance of terroir, and good bread. Frank has guided the MMV business from its first expansion in 1999 through to its next expansion in 2021, with all the refinements along the way. Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year Finalist, 2018, ASVO Winemaker of the Year Finalist 2020.
Frank van de Loo can be contacted at [email protected].
Emily White, Viticulturist
For those of you who haven’t met Emily, she’s a young agronomist who is studying Viticulture at Charles Sturt Uni.
Emily White can be contacted at [email protected].
Peter Scholefield, Vineyard Hand
From a farming and shearing background, Peter helps keep the vineyard in top shape, and doesn’t waste any time cutting grass between the vines with the tractor if he can get some sheep to do it for him.
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