ABOUT THE WINEMAKER
Winemaker, Caroline Mooney, grew up in the Yarra Valley from the age of 3mths on a farm in Yering (now the Yarra Valley Dairy Handmade Farmhouse Cheese) still owned and run by her family. Spending the weekends shifting cattle and sheep, working in the cattle yards, feeding out and general farm life was, in her mind, the perfect way to grow up.
It was also the beginning of her love for the seasons of the Yarra Valley – mushrooming in Autumn, short Winter days, the emergence of Spring and cutting hay and the race to get it in the shed before a summer storm. Her wine interest was sparked by her father’s love of collecting wine and opening special bottles for birthdays, Christmas or a family gathering.
Caroline started working in the wine industry in 1995 managing cellar door sales at local winery but soon found herself more interested in the vineyard and winemaking process.