What do a vet, a teacher, a microbiologist, a horticulturist and a professional snowboarder have in common? They all switched careers and now make some of Australia's most exciting wines.
We talk to five of Australia’s
most exciting winemakers about their unconventional
paths to the industry.
Winemaking is so often in the DNA, with many greats born into the business. These are the people with early memories of running among the vines, their family names long showcased on wine labels stretching back decades. For others, a future in winemaking is never in doubt, with no distractions ever encountered on their clear-cut path.
Some, however, come to wine late, in many cases as a second career. For them, the allure of wine proves so strong they drop everything and change direction. We spoke with five people who did just that
to hear about their experiences.