Our Team Members
Cellar door manager Marty Brown with senior winemaker Abraham de Klerk
Ash joined our team in 2018 just in time to prepare for 2019 vintage. Local winemaker extraordinaire Mark Ravenscroft supervised the vintage with Ewen, Ash and Daniel his hard working minions. Mark was an excellent teacher and we will always be grateful to him for sharing his expertise with us to create outstanding 2019 wines while waiting for senior winemaker Abraham de Klerk to arrive in May 2019 to take up the reins.
Ash has completed a Bachelor of Business at University of Southern QLD majoring in wine science. He was awarded the faculty medal upon graduation. He is chief steward at the fabulous Australian Small Winemakers Show held annually in Stanthorpe.
James is the son of owners Ewen and Elissa Macpherson and works in the cellar door on weekends. Visitors continually praise his excellence in service as he is always serving with a smile and a laugh. He recently completed his WSET level 1 with 100% pass mark – pressure is now on WSET level 2! The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines.
James is a beautiful fresh faced young man and visitors always ask whether he is old enough to drink yet. He is actually 23 having graduated in 2018 with a degree in creative writing from QUT. He has a caring heart and loves that Symphony Hill raises money for orphanages in Asia through the sale of our Danying Cabernet Sauvignon. The picture above is from when he volunteered in a Thai orphanage recently. And the picture below is when he was helping in our newly planted Shiraz block in 1999 (sorry James 🙂 )