Greg's winemaking passion at Coldstream Hills is also his greatest challenge–making Pinot Noir: "It's temperamental and fickle, and there are many winemaking choices to make but when it is good, it makes some of the finest wines in the world".
Greg has more than 20 years winemaking experience from France, Australia and America, including the Hunter Valley, the Yarra Valley, the Languedoc and Bordeaux.
In addition to his winemaking experience, Greg is also an active wine show judge, a scholar of the elite Len Evans Tutorial and recipient of the Ron Potter Scholarship from Charles Sturt University.
Greg grew up in Wagga Wagga, NSW, at the time, a small town with a burgeoning wine and food industry.
Greg originally had his sights set on Chemical Engineering. However, after completing his first year at Sydney University, he realised that winemaking was a more interesting profession and changed to and received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine Science at Charles Sturt University.
Throughout University, Greg started to amass his experience by working vintages around Australia and Bordeaux and upon graduation, returned to Bordeaux to work as a flying winemaker for several years.
Greg started with Coldstream Hills in 1995, as Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Hand. During his three-year tenure Greg also returned to France where he completed vintages in the Languedoc on Southcorp's "La Perouse" project and Bordeaux.
In January 1998, Greg moved to the New South Wales Hunter Valley region where he managed winemaking for a number of well-known Australian wineries including Lindemans, Tulloch and Hungerford Hill. In 2001 Greg retuned to the Yarra Valley and Coldstream Hills where he has been ever since.