Award winning winemaker, producing affordable wines, for mates only
- An incredible character from South Australia, Jock's wine speaks volumes of his skills and passion for the land.
- Hooked on the buzz of creativity and working with Mother Nature, he loves that no two days are the same when producing Brewery Hill wines!
- Angel funding has given Jock winemaking autonomy, allowing him the freedom to move from vineyard to cellar to business work as necessary. He can now prioritise the quality of treatment given to each new parcel of grapes without excessive market pressures, ensuring a delicious wine for any Angel's glass every time!
Map of the Vineyard
"I grew up living on various farms that produced wine grapes. In my primary school days we lived on a farm next to a winery. I guess this planted the seed for my love of wine!
Later on, my dad started farming grapes and selling them off to a Co-op Winery. This is when I decided to go study Viticulture. The degree I did at University combined viticulture and wine. After learning more about wine, doing practicals and making experimental wine, I was then well and truly hooked.
What do I love about the job? Well, I love to create things and then see people enjoy it. The satisfaction of this makes all the effort worth the while.
Winemaking gives me an all round experience, with something new everyday. Your time is divided between office work (which is crap!), cellar work (which is great!) and farm/vineyards (which is also great!).
If any of them get under my skin, I move to the next one, and so on until I get everything done (or not as the case is sometimes...!)
There are of course a few other things which aren't so great about the job... snobbish wine critics and personalities for example! But without a doubt, the positives outweigh the negatives!"
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