Greg has been part of the winemaking team since 2001, and has helped cultivate Coldstream Hills' reputation as one of Australia's leading cool climate producers. Greg has more than 20 years winemaking experience from France, Australia and America, including the Hunter Valley, the Yarra Valley, the Languedoc and Bordeaux.
Greg grew up in Wagga Wagga, NSW, a town with a burgeoning wine and food industry.
Greg had his sights set on Chemical Engineering. But after completing his first year at Sydney University, he realised winemaking was a more interesting profession: he would later receive his Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine Science at Charles Sturt University.
Throughout University, Greg built his experience by working vintages around Australia and Bordeaux. Upon graduation, Greg returned to Bordeaux to work as a flying winemaker for several years.
Greg joined 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 to manage 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.
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".
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.