The Production Team

MIKE HAYES – Director of Viticulture and Chief Winemaker

With 40 years of professional wine industry experience across 16 wine regions, 4 states and 2 countries, Mike Hayes is well known and respected in the industry, holding a Masters of Viticulture, current president of the Queensland Wine Industry Association, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, wine judge at the Australian Small Winemakers Awards and recently being awarded the Australian Society of Viticulture & Oenology (ASVO) Winemaker of the Year for 2017. Currently one of Australia’s leading wine makers, his contributions were recognised in 2014 with the Samuel Bassett Award for “A significant contribution by an individual to the Queensland Wine Industry”. His involvement covered all aspects of the industry including winemaking, viticulture, consulting, education and research. He also plays a significant leadership role at a State and national level.

GLEN EATON – Cellarhand

As part of the winery team, I’m involved with all aspects of wine production from grape to bottling. Luckily, I quite like the drop! In my previous career I was a professional shooter (with a camera, naturally. Say cheese!) but was influenced to make a life-changing decision after spending time in Italy a few years ago. I’m now taking steps towards my new career in winemaking. Although purple stained hands are now part of life, it’s rewarding seeing a wine develop and take shape from start to finish –  knowing I have played an important part along the way.  My position as Chief Coffee Brewer is also critical to team morale, apparently…