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 Award 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 oversees all of the day-to-day operations at the vineyard. He maintains and monitors all 16 hectares of vineyard. Each averaging around 1.8 hectares in size and, because of the hungry sedimentary soils, cropping levels are low; only 1.5 tonnes per hectare.
John has been the Chief Viticulturist for the Fogarty Wine Group since 2002, overseeing the management of more than 350 hectares of premium vineyards throughout Western Australia, and buying fruit from over 65 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 an unmatched knowledge of some of the best vineyard sites across WA.
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