Six Questions with... Tim Knappstein

With a family history in winemaking going back to 1895, Tim became a third generation vigneron when he started his career in the family company, Stanley Wines, in the early...

Six Questions with.... Michael Kerrigan

Michael Kerrigan realised a dream of buying some coveted vineyards in the Willyabrup Valley in Margaret river, and founded Hayshed Hill.  Kerrigan made his name at Madfish and Howard Park,...

Six Questions with... Yann Chave, owner and winemaker of Domaine Yann Chave

After completing his studies and compulsory military service, Yann Chave joined his parents domaine in 1996 and refocused the production to one of quality, rather than quantity.  Making all 20...

Six Questions with... Peter Franus, all round nice chap and really talented winemaker

Despite starting off with a degree in journalism, Peter Franus, from Connecticut, was drawn from his possible career as a scribe to the enology and viticulture program at Cal State...

Six Questions with... Dirk Niepoort, owner and winemaker of Niepoort

Since the formal retirement of his father in 2005, Dirk Niepoort has run the family's wine business that he joined in 1987. Dirk, with his sister Verena, are the fifth...

Six Questions with... Rob Dolan, Aussie Rules Football legend and owner/winemaker at Rob Dolan Wines

Making wine in the Yarra Valley for over 20 years has made Rob Dolan one of the great characters of the region, and is one of the people who has...

Six Questions with... Angelo Gaja, Piedmontese legend

Angelo Gaja is a living legend!  The current owner and president of his family company, Gaja is credited with revolutionising Italian winemaking and is known as "the man who dragged...

Six Questions with... Jarno Trulli, Racing driver & vineyard owner

The Monaco Grand Prix is magical.  Two dozen Formula 1 cars dancing around the streets of Monte Carlo, millimetres away from metal guardrails that are just waiting to take off...

Six Questions with... Robert Parker, the world's most influential wine critic

How do you introduce the most influential wine critic of all time?  Well, I suppose like that really.  But for those of you who don't know, Robert M Parker is...

Six Questions with... Maximilian Riedel, glassmaker

  There are many glass manufacturers in the world, but one stands out form all the others, and that company is Riedel.  This family company has been a manufacturer of...

Six Questions with... Paul Draper, CEO & winemaker of Ridge Vineyards

Paul Draper (second from right), CEO and winemaker at Ridge Vineyards, is an American icon. His wines are considered by many to be some of the best America has to...

Six Questions with... Kevin Judd, owner & winemaker of Greywacke Wines

Try and write any article about Kevin Judd and not mention his former employer.  It isn't easy, as he was one of the winemakers who defined New Zealand wine, particularly...