From our vineyard to the winery and cellar door, our dedicated and passionate team take great pride in producing outstanding wines for your enjoyment.

Julian Langworthy

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.

Passionate about producing regionally distinctive wines, Julian joined the Group in 2011 and now oversees the Fogarty Wine Group winemaking teams.

Sam Bartlett


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.

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 Fogarty

Chief Viticulturist

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 sourcing fruit from select growers.

John’s interest in planting and training young vines is coupled with an ardent focus on sustainability and 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.

lisa Bassford

Cellar Door Supervisor

Lisa joined the Dalwhinnie team in 2021 as our Cellar Door Supervisor (and superstar). Her goal is to give all our visitors the best experience when tasting the Dalwhinnie wines. Her motto? She runs the cellar door as if it was her own. Keep an eye out for her beautiful dog Angel who frequents our cellar door too!

Lisa was born in New Zealand and lived there until after she graduated, when she moved to London for five years. She arrived in Australia in 1999 and eventually made her way to the Pyrenees in 2005.