Winemaker lured to Katnook Coonawarra
KATNOOK Coonawarra has scored a major victory in luring leading winemaker Tim Heath back to Aussie soil.
Tim Heath, who will start in the role in late June 2018, is currently senior winemaker at one of the world’s most successful wineries, Cloudy Bay Vineyards in New Zealand.
Over 14 years he has been responsible for all facets of crafting Cloudy Bay’s internationally renowned wine styles, as well as overseeing winery infrastructure and expansion.
Tim has extensive experience promoting wine and liaising with key opinion leaders in national and international markets.
Prior to Tim’s move to Cloudy Bay, he was winemaker at Mountadam in the Barossa Valley, during which time he assisted with vintage at Cave de Tain-l’Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France.
Born and raised in Adelaide, Tim said he was excited to be joining the team at Katnook, which has some of the finest terroir in the Coonawarra region, as well as an incredible pedigree and history.
Katnook’s Chris Pike said the winery was thrilled that someone of Tim’s winemaking calibre had accepted this role.
“He brings a wealth of international expertise and creative flair that is certain to build on the great legacy left by Wayne Stehbens. We are sure he will lead Katnook Coonawarra into an exciting future.”
CREATIVE FLAIR: Winemaker Tim Heath.