The Most Experienced Bulk Wine Team in Australia
Chief Enthusiasm Officer
Jim joined Austwine in 1998 and assumed full ownership of the business in 2005. He has an Honours Degree in Law, a Bachelor Degree in Economics and is a Certified Practising Accountant. Before joining Austwine, Jim worked for approximately 10 years in both the legal and accounting professions as well as gaining experience with a public utility and a large listed mining house. Jim grew up on a vineyard, and since 1995 has been involved full time in the Australian Wine Industry.
His family is his priority when not at work, along with regular sessions at the gym.
Chief Financial Officer
Nicole joined Austwine in March 2017. She emigrated from South Africa in 2016, where she obtained an Honours Degree in Accounting Science and is a registered Chartered Accountant. Prior to working at Austwine, Nicole was the Group Financial Manager for a vehicle branding and advertising company located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nicole enjoys spending her time doting over her two boys, early morning fitness classes and relaxing with her husband when her sons allows them the time.
Chris has been involved in the wine industry for 15 years, working throughout several wine regions throughout Australia. He is passionate and dedicated and takes great pride in his vineyards.
For relaxation he enjoys golf, horse racing and of course a good bottle of Barossa red.
Director of First Impressions
Sue started at Austwine in February 2006. Before working here, she spent over 20 years working for a chartered accounting firm.
In her spare time, Sue has a keen interest in the real estate market and in particular in building and selling houses. She is also a keen gardener, and enjoys walking her dog and cooking.
Commercial Wine Sales Assistant
Iris joined the company in early 2020. She is an enthusiastic wine professional with broad client-focused experiences gained across Ireland, the United States, and Australia.
Iris moved to Adelaide in early 2016 to further pursue her passion in wine, where she completed her Master’s degree in Wine Business and WSET Level 3, while travelling and tasting through the surrounding regions.
Iris loves to share her passion for wine and is always ready to strike up a conversation about wine or share a glass.
Business Development and Marketing Specialist
Jane joined Austwine in 2015. She has degrees in Law and languages (French and German), and a Level 2 Award in WSET Wines Study.
Jane’s passion for wine commenced in her youth, working in hospitality whilst studying. Until recently, Jane maintained a successful career in law which spanned 30 years, but is now focussing on the family business.
Jane is passionate about Australian wine and when not at work, pairs that passion with a love of family, cooking, food, travel and languages.
Skye joined Austwine in September 2017 and has a Diploma in Accounting. She has over 10 years experience working in a range of roles including Import, Distribution and Finance, and is excited to adapt these skills to her role at Austwine.
When she isn’t at work, Skye has two young boys who keep her busy. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with family and friends, days at the beach, weekends away, cooking, and having a few quiet wines or ciders with her husband.
Andrea started working at Austwine in mid 2000 as Jim’s personal assistant. In 2006 she moved into a new role as accounts officer in the Finance team.
Prior to working at Austwine, Andrea worked with a public relations firm for 6 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Jeremy joined Austwine in 2011 to oversee the day to day running of our Broken Plough vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Prior to Austwine, Jeremy spent an extensive period of time in the irrigation industry.
When he is not looking after the vineyard, Jeremy enjoys golf, fishing and of course – spending time with his wife and children (Aaron and Jazintah).
Bradley joined Austwine in 2012 after finishing high school and working at a local private vineyard for 18 months. In December of 2017, he moved into the role of Vineyard Supervisor.
In his spare time, he enjoys sport, camping, weekends away, and spending time with his partner Jodie and newborn son Archie.
Leonard joined Austwine in 2021 to oversee the running of the Stanton property in the Sunraysia. He has worked in horticulture/viticulture for about 38 years.
When not at work he enjoys fishing, camping, growing orchids, spending time with family and spoiling his grandkids. He has also been known to have the odd Bundy!