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Our Team

For the past decade, Andrew Fleming, along with fellow winemaker Greg Jarratt, has led the Coldstream Hills winemaking team. Testament to their combined talents, Coldstream Hills wines have received ongoing recognition at some of the country's most esteemed wine shows, cementing its position as not only one of the regions great wineries, but also one of the great wine producers of Australia.

Andrew Fleming

Andrew Fleming

Chief Winemaker

Andrew has held the coveted Chief Winemaker position at Coldstream Hills since 2001, where he has helped refine the already renowned style of winemaking.

Andrew's interest in winemaking began early. Growing up in wine country Mildura, at just 13 years old, Andrew attempted to make his own wine; the end result was undrinkable, his father's shed a shambles but the winemaking seed sewn.

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Greg Jarratt

Greg Jarratt

Winemaker

Since 2001, Greg has been part of the winemaking team that has cultivated Coldstream Hills' reputation as one of Australia's leading cool climate producers.

Testament to this, Coldstream Hills wines has received extensive recognition at some of the country's top wine shows. Highlights include the Trophy for Most Outstanding Wine in Show at the 2006 Adelaide Show, the 2009 Perpetual Trophy in Sydney and the Champion Wine of Show at the Queensland Wine Show.

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Jamie Hewet

Jamie Hewet

Viticulturalist

Jamie is the Grower Relations Manager at Coldstream Hills. In his role he manages the relationship with Coldstream Hills contracted growers. During the year, he works closely with the growers on specifications, yield, quality, irrigation management, pricing and the harvest schedule. Jamie is driven by the tangibility of watching vines grow, tasting the fruit and the wine and laying it down to try again years later. Today he ensures the production of quality fruit with our long term growers who are passionate and dedicated to the Coldstream Hills brand.

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David Ammerlaan

David Ammerlaan

Vineyard Manager

David joined Coldstream Hills in 2008 and has been working in and around the Yarra Valley for the past 20 years.

David started working in the wine industry in 1993, planting grapevines in the rich soils of the Yarra Valley. His personal passion is evident in his ongoing commitment to growing quality wine grapes for Coldstream Hills, with a particular focus on cool climate viticulture.

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James Halliday

James Halliday

Founder

James Halliday has managed to combine three lives in his 70 years: as a lawyer and ultimately a senior partner in one of Australia's largest law firms for over 20 years; as a winemaker (for over 30 years) and as a journalist and senior wine judge (again for over 30 years).

Most widely known for his witty and informative writing about wine, James Halliday AM was also one of the founders of Brokenwood in the Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales, and thereafter of Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.

James is an unmatched authority on every aspect of the wine industry, from the planting and pruning of vines through to the creation and marketing of the finished product. His winemaking has led him to sojourns in Bordeaux and Burgundy, and he has had a long career as a wine judge in Australia and overseas. In 1995 he received the wine industry's ultimate accolade, the Maurice O'Shea Award.

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