John has been winemaker for Barley Stacks Wines full time since 2006 to 2009 and now works with the winery on a consultancy arrangement.
John studied Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine Science in 1986 from the Charles Stuart University in Wagga Wagga.
John has been working in the wine industry from 1980 and has worked at St Halletts Wines, Rockford, Basedow Wines and became the Sole Winemaker for Craneford Wines in 1996. He then purchased Craneford Wines in 1998 and sold the company in 2004 but continued to be their senior winemaker until 2006, which is the year he also became a 5 Star Winemaker for Craneford.
John has also been a consultant to several clients over the years.
John has won several trophies including gold, silver and bronze medals for all varieties of wines including Sparkling Red since 1997.
Below is a cartoon drawing of John when he was younger and still playing Football. He still looks the same just with a little less hair and its now white!
Barley Stacks Wines Staff
Leon - Winery, Vineyard and Maintenance
Janine - Cellar door,Admin and Functions
Photo - L-R Leon & Janine