With a winemaking career that started as soon as he finished school, KG had several years of hard work, experimentation and innovation behind him by the time he joined Yalumba in 1999. A hands-on, get dirty approach has been his key to success as a winemaker.
KG knows the Barossa like the back of his hand. Growing up in the region, KG has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. His knowledge of the Barossa has helped him continue to innovate as Senior Red Winemaker for Yalumba. With such experience working in the Barossa with some of the most famous Shiraz and Grenache vineyards, KG has obtained an understanding of the Barossa and its vineyards that can only come from working in the region for the majority of his winemaking life.
KG also looks after the sourcing and purchasing of oak for the crafting of barrels - a proud tradition at Yalumba’s on-site cooperage.
KG’s blend of passion and expertise has been recognised with numerous accolades, such as becoming a Len Evan tutorial scholar, respected wine judge, and Winestate ‘Winemaker of the Year’.
“After more than 30 years in the industry, listening and learning, I am even more committed and passionate about winemaking, in the knowledge that risk like creativity brings rich rewards.”