Winemaker - Gundog Estate
Matt holds a Bachelor of Wine Science and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University. He has been involved at various levels of winemaking and wine business management for the last sixteen years. Starting out as a Trainee Winemaker in the Hunter Valley, Matt then gained invaluable experience making wine in the United States and France before heading to Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley. He finally settled at Wandin Valley Estate where he was ultimately promoted to the dual role of Winemaker and General Manager. During his time at Wandin Valley, Matt’s wines gained many accolades, and in 2010, Matt was recognised as the “Hunter Valley’s Rising Star” at the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Awards.
In 2011, Matt left Wandin Valley to run the Gundog Estate wine business and cellar door in the Hunter Valley. Under Matt’s management and winemaking, Gundog Estate has consistently been awarded a prestigious five-star winery rating from Australia’s leading wine critic — James Halliday. In 2015, Matt was named as a finalist for Winemaker of the Year at the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Awards.