What’s your favourite wine variety?
“Nebbiolo, because of the wines intriguing power, complexity and elegant finesse”.
As a young winemaker still learning his craft, Joel is determined to learn from the best so that he can use his knowledge to make the best wine he can.
While studying at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga Joel completed three vintages with King Valley Wines. Since finishing his degree Joel has completed a number of vintages at leading wineries in both Australia and Italy – these include Leeuwin Estate in the Margaret River, Stonier Wines on the Mornington Peninsula, Marenco in Piemonte and Isole e Olena in Tuscany. Isole e Olena is one of the world’s top ten wineries and produces one of the three top Sangioveses in Italy – the other two are made by Antinori.
Learning from the best Australia and Italy have to offer and harnessing his own passions Joel wants to make wines which are layered and elegant with texture and flavour. Joel wants to make wines that offer the drinker layers of smells that make the mouth water and keep you wanting more.