Hailing from South Africa, Ockie's diverse background adds depth to the winemaking team
Ockie has always had a passion for cool climate wines, so in 2008 when he was offered the position of Assistant Winemaker at Bay of Fires in north-east Tasmania, he jumped at the chance. Hailing from South Africa, Ockie is a passionate winemaker with a diverse background that spans Tasmania (Bay of Fires & Josef Chromy Wines), the Claire Valley (Leasingham Wines), Mosel (Germany - ZGM), the Hunter Valley (First Creek Wines) and Mudgee (Simon Gilbert Wines).
Ockie is passionate about his job and strives to create wines of exceptional quality with fruit sourced from the Josef Chromy Vineyard. Ockie also has a wicked golf handicap and loves trout fishing on the highland lakes.
Bachelor of Viticulture & Winemaking - University of Western Sydney
Higher Certificate in Agriculture - Elsenburg Agricultural College (South Africa)
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Cellar Door - Open 7 days 10am - 5pm
Restaurant - Lunch daily 11.45am - 2.30pm
(Closed Christmas Day)
370 Relbia Rd
Relbia TAS 7258
03 6335 8700