Getting to know the locals
What you didn’t know about Zoe Young from Ohana Winery
Q&A with Zoe Young
Occupation: Owner, Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits
Marital Status: Still waiting, but dropping some hints.
Children: None yet. 1. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
I think Jennifer Lawrence would be a good fit.
Just the right mix of girl-next-door and daredevil – although my life isn’t all that exciting. 2. What do you think the greatest invention has been?
I hate to say it, but I’d be lost without my iPhone.
I can keep in touch with family back home, check the Bureau of Meteorology radar whenever the sky starts looking a little grey and keep on top of work emails – all from a little screen in my hand. 3. Do you have any lucky items, objects or traditions?
I love the line from Michael Scott in the TV show The Office – “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious.”
I have a few little trinkets around the place, like a lucky tiki doll from Hawaii.
My partner and I are also both born in the year of the Dragon, so we have an awesome custom-made clay dragon out the front of our winery to bring us luck. 4. Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion?
I’d love to see 60/70s fashion come back. I think I’d make a good hippie. 5. What three things do you think of most each day?
Friends and family back
in Perth, food and all the jobs that need doing. 6. What’s been the best decision you’ve made in your life so far?
Definitely to pack up everything and move across the country to a little town I’d never heard of called Childers.
It’s been a life-changing adventure, and I wouldn’t change anything. 7. If you could replace one body part with a super bionic replacement what body part and what features would the new bionic replacement have?
It might sound a bit boring, but I’d love bionic hands. I make a lot of jams for the shop, and I’m forever burning my fingers.
My bionic hands would be completely heatproof so I can grab hot jars without burning myself.
They would probably come in handy for fruit picking, too. 8. What was your first car? (or what would you like it to be?)
My first car is Betsy, my Hyundai Getz. She made it across the country (on a train) and is still going strong. 9. What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?
Hands down, the most important appliance is the dishwasher. I hate doing the dishes, and will give any excuse to get out of it. 10. What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?
I think the roaring 20s would be a fun place to live. Jazz music, gangsters and I think we would have had a lot of money, making our own bootleg wine in the prohibition era.
MAKING THE MOVE: Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits owner Zoe Young has no regrets about moving across the country.