Alan Hoey has made a very significant winemaking contribution for 27 vintages at Yalumba. His indefatigable work ethic powered him as he moved from International Winemaking to Chief Winemaker and now Winery Operations Manager. And his nurturing of Nautilus Estate in Marlborough over 21 years has seen it grow into a respected boutique estate of that region.
“I arrived in 1980 and can honestly say, I cannot remember a bad day since. I am one of those lucky people who loves coming to work. As long as the challenges continue, I will continue to work. Calvin Coolidge said, "nothing in the world can take the place of persistence and determination; and I live by those words.”
When Alan is not working or travelling, he can be found in the Adelaide Hills, overseeing his vineyards. His passion for wine has spilled over to the entire Hoey family; Cherryl, his wife, administers the vineyard, his son Mark is vineyard manager, and daughter Sharon in function management.
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