Mike is a renowned winemaker with over 40 years’ experience in South Australia. His knowledge of the McLaren Vale region is second to none, which has given him access to some of the finest fruit in the district.
A winemaking graduate of the world-renowned Roseworthy College, Mike began his career at Angoves Winery, followed by 13 years at Southcorp Wine Group. Here, his long involvement with Seaview, Penfolds, Wynn’s of Coonawarra, Lindemans, Seppelts, Coldstream Hills and more culminated with six years in the role of Southcorp’s Group Red Winemaker. During this time, Mike was twice awarded the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy and produced Penfolds Grange, St Henri, Bin 707, Bin 389 among others.
Mike left Southcorp in 1997 to pursue his own venture and to help establish Boar’s Rock Winery in McLaren Vale, where he was a founding shareholder and Principal Winemaker. He is now an independent winemaking consultant based in the McLaren Vale.