Wine­maker lured to Kat­nook Coon­awarra

The Western Star - - LIFE / TASTE -

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CRE­ATIVE FLAIR: Wine­maker Tim Heath.

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