The Wine Journey

It starts with a conversation in a wine bar with a wine maker.

The next thing you know I’ve quit my job, started working in vineyards and enrolled in a wine making degree, mid-way through a divorce with 3 young kids. Most people called me crazy, perhaps I was.

Skip forward a couple of years and I’m halfway through a Viticulture Degree, Vineyard manager, launching my own wine label, thanking myself, friends and family for helping me be “fearless in the unknown”.

Many achievements along the way:

  • RAS scholarship to attend the Advanced Wine Assessment Course, since achieving Associate judging positions getting to learn from some of the best wine judges and winemakers in the country.

  • DPI scholarship to attend the first Advanced Viticulture course

  • NSW Wine Industry Ambassador

  • On the board for Canberra Viticulture Society

  • Vintages with amazing wineries such as Clonakilla, Ravensworth, Collector Wines, Castle Rock Estate, Crowe Wines, Linear Wines and Jeir Creek Wines.

    May you all be fearless in your own journeys!

Chrissie Smith
Wine Maker / Owner / Chief Taster