Pour a glass of wine and take 5 with Paul
Why did you become a winemaker?
I became a winemaker for a few reasons. During Year 11 I decided to go to a winery for work experience because I liked chemistry but mostly because it was near my mums work, she could drop me off and pick me up. I wanted to avoid public transport!! I didn’t really like wine until my third year of university. Now Its my favourite thing outside of my family and friends.
What do you look for when you make wine?
When I make wine I want varietal expression, balance, flavour, intensity and a supple finish that ensure people want to savour another glass.
What do you like best about your job?
Making wine is a huge challenge, especially during vintage, but that challenge becomes addictive. However, what I enjoy most is meeting people, working in a team environment and travelling around the world sharing the story of Banrock Station and the wines we produce. I’m really proud to make a wine that supports the environment and has a global environmental conscience.