Julian's passion for winemaking began in 1998 when he moved to Margaret River fresh from completing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry and Environmental Science. He soon enrolled at Charles Sturt University as a distance education student, allowing him to study whilst being able to gain valuable industry experience. During this period, Julian worked with several well known wineries.
His strong background in chemistry, with an emphasis on winery research into techniques and styles, led to positions as Winemaker at both Stella Bella and Hamelin Bay Wines.
Over the years he has gained exposure to a variety of winemaking philosophies by completing several vintages in the United States, South Africa, France and Spain. He brings tremendous experience to Flametree Wines and is passionate about working on this exciting young brand. Working alongside Cliff Royle, the pair are set to make their mark on the highly regarded Flametree range.