Awarded Clive Simmonds Memorial Trophy – best ambassador for McLaren Vale in the Hospitality industry

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About Us


Hi, I’m Jon and I’ll be your guide to the incredible wine region of McLaren Vale

I have been working in the Wine Industry since graduating university in 2005. I began in vineyards, working for French company Clos Henri in Marlborough, New Zealand. During this time I studied Viticulture and gained my Certificate 4 while learning a lot. Then disaster struck; I dislocated my shoulder again playing basketball and had another shoulder reconstruction. Not being able to do the manual work in the vineyard for a few months, I took a job working in the Cellar Door at Moa Brewery. Little did I know this would be a life changing decision as I discovered my passion.

Since moving to McLaren Vale I have worked in many Cellar Doors including; Fox Creek, Coriole, Beach Road, McLaren Vale 3 and Associates and Swell Brewery, just to name a few. In 2017 I was awarded a “Star of McLaren Vale” by McLaren Vale Wine and Tourism for my work in  the Coriole Cellar Door. Also while with Coriole I studied wine with WSET, a globally recognized wine and spirit education company.

My wife (who just so happens to be McLaren Vale’s best Winemaker. Of course I’m not biased!), children and I live in Willunga, McLaren Vale. This is our home. I spend my free time and we spend our weekends exploring the regions many Cellar Doors, Beaches, Art houses and forests.

I want to share McLaren Vale with you and show you all the beauty this region has to offer.

Let me show you…….

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Jon with wife Brie, Adi and Mac