What’s the story..? Tell us more about your journey into the world of wine...
I was born into the wine world, in Stellenbosch South Africa where my parents were winemakers at the famous Rustenberg estate. At age four we moved to Bordeaux where I was educated. When I was 18 my father sent me as far away as he could (!) to Australia because I was quite a rebel. At that time I enjoyed wine but my interest was more on theatre and play writing. I didn’t want to do what my parents did…who did at that time?! But after two years working at the Tyrrels vineyards estate in Hunter Valley, I caught the winemaking bug. I've since completed more than 50 harvests...
Which wine sparked your love of the grape? I was brought up in Bordeaux and my favourite wines were from St Julien, I remember them clearly. 
What makes your wines unique? 
I think that my wines are honest and authentic. They, I hope, represent the best interpretation possible of their place of origin.
What are we eating with your wines?
The Malbecs from Patagonia tend to be harmonic and fresh, elegant and mineral. I think they suit many kind of dishes, but I can guarantee that the Bodega Noemía (our Grand Cru) is amazing with lamb.
Who are we with, what’s the occasion? Set the scene
Waiting for the Patagonian lamb to braise, sipping our A Lisa Semillon until the lamb is ready and then dive into the Malbecs.
Who inspires you most in wine world?
My parents, my cousin Peter Sisseck, Jacques Thienpont of Le Pin and the finest Chambolle and Gevrey Chambertins.
Best advice you’ve been given? Be true to yourself.
What’s your proudest achievement in wine life? Becoming 100% owner of my own winery and having a son to give it to.
Most memorable wine you’ve experienced that’s not one of the your own? 89 Chateau Le Pin.
Local tips in Patagonia: where are the secret spots for wine and for food? It's pretty isolated so there isn't much choice! But I can highly recommend a restaurant in Bariloche called Cassis and to visit the oldest winery in Patagonia, Humberto Canale, built in 1909!