Greg has been a passionate consumer of wine for over 55 years and has visited many vineyards throughout the world. He has worn many other hats: Senior Counsel; Major General in the Australian Defence Force in a career spanning 52 years; a national and international wine judge; a Master Judge of Wine and one of the few Australians to hold a passport from the Primum Familae Vinum. With a remarkable palate memory (now, he says, fading with Winezheimers) Greg has been know to correctly name, in a blind tasting, a wine by having read about it alone.
As busy as Greg is in his first careers, he is committed and passionate about producing quality Tasmanian Riesling, Pinot Noir and now Chardonnay, and in his words, ‘runs interference’ in key aspects of the vineyard and winemaking. His two favourite wine growing areas are Mosel and Burgundy. Hence, the vineyard was originally planted with the two ‘Noble’ varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir.
Greg is married to his second love Michelle (his first love, he famously once said in her presence, was ‘wine’) and has 3 adult children and 3 granddaughters. Amazingly he has time for a wife and family but, sadly, the children don’t drink wine so he’s still working on the succession plan.