A seasoned winemaker, Grant has over 30 years’ experience, including the position of chief winemaker for the Villa Maria Group and Esk Valley Estates. Grant now leads the Sileni winemaking and vineyard teams at Sileni, a passionate group of individuals dedicated to producing internationally acclaimed wines.
Grant holds a Bachelor of Science from Auckland University, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Winemaking from the College of South Australia (Roseworthy).
A love affair with Merlot, which began at Esk Valley Estates and was further fueled by a vintage at Chateau Pavie in St Emillon, spurred Grant to develop his own label, Redmetal, in 1996 and to join Sir Graeme to create Sileni from the ground up.
It's back to the future from August 2018 for Redmetal. Grant has returned to run the winery and vineyard on a full time basis, coming full circle after more than 20 years. Rekindling the passion has happened almost instantly, with the ability to make decisions on quality parameters and then implement them straight away a refreshing change. Now it's time to apply all the accumulated experience of three decades in the industry to producing the highest quality wines that we can. Roll on vintage.
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