Our dedicated and experienced team at Dalwhinnie take great pride in producing outstanding wines for your enjoyment.
Group Chief Winemaker
Julian is regarded as one of the most talented winemakers in Australia with awards such as James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year, a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, Ray Jordan's Winemaker of the Year, and a Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year nominee. His impressive career has included vintages in France and Canada, as well as senior winemaking roles in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Coonawarra.
Passionate about producing regionally distinctive wines, Julian joined the Group in 2011 and now oversees the Fogarty Wine Group winemaking teams.
Sam’s experience in the spectacular Pyrenees region spans 16 years. He joined Dalwhinnie as the viticulturist in 2008 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the dry-grown vineyard sites which comprise Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
He utilises organic viticultural practices and meticulously monitors and maintains the nearly 50-year-old vines to ensure the fruit produces the distinctive and elegant wines for which Dalwhinnie is renowned.
John has been the Chief Viticulturist for the Fogarty Wine Group since 2002, overseeing the management of the Group's premium vineyards in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia, as well as buying fruit from selected growers. John’s interest in planting and training young vines is coupled with an ardent focus on innovation. He is constantly looking at ways to increase fruit quality to ensure the Group’s winemakers can create the best wines possible. John has completed multiple degrees in viticulture and has excellent knowledge of the Group's vineyard sites.
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