Not only is Tasmania Australia’s most picturesque, best kept secret, but its gentle climate is ideal for the propagation of some of Australia’s most succulent fruit and bountiful vines – ideal for the production of fine wines. Kate is keen to exploit all the possibilities of Tasmania’s cool climate fruit and to make memorable and affordable wines for all consumers.
Kate is no stranger to the world of wine. She learned her trade over ten years ago in South Australia, France, California and Chile. She was an executive winemaker with Orlando Wyndham for four years at their Riverina winery and has a number of gold medal wines to her credit. Kate’s experience in Tasmania includes working with Stefano Lubiana Wines and work with contract winemaker Winemaking Tasmania. She has established herself as a wine consultant and educator at Hobart’s Drysdale Institute and has now embarked as an independent winemaker.
Having made her new home in Tasmania, Kate has set about the task of building her new business. She has begun with producing both a Riesling and Pinot Noir but plans are underway to expand her range to include a sparkling Pinot-Chardonnay.