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+

Helen Hunter, Cellar Door Manager

Fergus McGhie+

Fergus McGhie, Sales and Marketing

Kate Hibberson+

Kate Hibberson, Marketing & Events

Frank van de Loo+

Frank van de Loo, Winemaker

Leo Quirk+

Leo Quirk, Viticulturist

Peter Scholefield+

Peter Scholefield, Vineyard Hand

Helen Hunter

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 helen@mountmajura.com.au.

 

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Fergus McGhie

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 fergus@mountmajura.com.au.

 

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Kate Hibberson

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 kate@mountmajura.com.au.

 

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Frank van de Loo

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 frank@mountmajura.com.au.

 

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Leo Quirk

Leo Quirk, Viticulturist

After many years as an extension viticulturist with NSW Agriculture, there’s not much Leo doesn’t know about vines, and there aren’t many people you’ll meet who don’t tell you what an excellent bloke he is. Leo’s role is central to all that we do – his care and attention in the vineyard produces the fruit that drives our wine quality.

Leo Quirk can be contacted at leo@mountmajura.com.au.

 

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Peter Scholefield

Peter Scholefield, Vineyard Hand

From a farming and shearing background, Peter helps Leo 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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