Born and bred in Coonawarra, Dan ventured away to work in other wineries/wine regions such Tahbilk (Nagambie), Charles Melton (Barossa), Sonoma Valley (USA) and Okanagan Valley (BC Canada) along with studying winemaking at Charles Sturt university in Wagga Wagga.

In 2008 Dan moved home and started work at Redman’s alongside his father Bruce and uncle Mal. Dan’s younger brother joined the family business in 2015.