Yalumba Organic Winemaker Heather Fraser has seen more of Australia than most, having grown up on army bases around the country. After graduating from a degree in marine biology and chemistry, Heather moved to the Barossa where she naturally grew curious about winemaking.
Heather started working in the Yalumba laboratory in 1999, and has moved from strength to strength ever since. Heather studied at Charles Sturt University in 2000 and quickly moved into the Yalumba Trainee Winemaker programme later that year. It wasn’t long before Heather was working in our cellar in 2001, then production, completing her degree in 2003.
The role of Assistant Winemaker was the natural progression, and so in 2004 Heather was given the opportunity to research projects and the responsibility of the white 2L varietals plus Hill-Smith family’s Oxford Landing Estate wines.
Over the next few years, Heather took over the role of Winemaker with full responsibility of white 2L varietals as Cellar Production Co-ordinator.
Since 2008 Heather’s star has continued to rise and she has recently taken responsibility for our Organic collection, as well as all red wine production and international bulk sales.
At Yalumba we continually strive to reduce our impact on our environment, stay involved in our community, and ensure we will be making wine generation after generation. Yalumba’s sustainability ethos includes our certified organic winemaking programme, focused on crafting great wine with minimal intervention to the land and to the wines themselves.