Kate was 19 when she realised that becoming a winemaker was actually a ticket to her other passion... all things French.
This is how she ended up in France pursuing her dream studying at the Lycée Viticole d’Avize in Champagne.
Nearly 3 years later, with lots of bubbles in her belly, she returned home to her family winery Stone Bridge in WA for 4 years before joining Hamish in 2001. Was it fate or destiny that Hamish was a vigneron in the Adelaide Hills? Ah, whatever. The result is all that matters, as the region has proved ideal for her to hone her sparkling style here with some of the best fruit the country produces.