In 1998 Craig and two great mates piled into a 1980 VB Commodore and took off in search of the meaning of life. After working on a cattle station, planting a vineyard, driving grape harvesters, mining for uranium, joining the circus, working at a mango farm, and commandeering a pearl boat, the boys finally found themselves in Margaret River. Since then Craig has completed vintages in Margaret River, the Yarra Valley, Beaujolais, Sonoma County, and of course, the Barossa Valley.
Even though Craig loves a great bottle of red as much as (and probably more than) the next bloke, his real passion is not the search for the greatest vintages, the greatest grape varieties or the greatest regions in the world.
Craig’s passion lies deep in the cellar climbing over dusty barrels with a siphon hose in one hand and a wine glass in the other. He loves being up to his neck in grapes with the vibrant aromas and colours of vintage surrounding him. He loves the characters that he meets along the way, from the grumpy old grape grower to the enthusiastic French intern. Craig can’t help but be happy in the winery, especially when a glass of Run Rig is just a siphon hose away…