Clocking up over 20 years as the sole wine maker for two small wineries, Kate has been hands on in all facets of grape and wine production. Stone Bridge Estate was created in partnership with her parents, and Deviation Road with her husband, which gave her the freedom to create the wine styles and have input on the direction for each winery from the beginning – in particular with the sparkling wine range. Having lived and studied winemaking in Champagne out of high school, her passion was quickly focused on mastering the art of creating quality sparkling wines within their own regional context. Kate is passionate about sharing her love of all things sparkling, hosting masterclasses at the cellar door, and recently as ambassador for Tasting Australia.