Our philosophy is summed up by Gavin...”the hallmarks for a successful wine brand are consistency, approachability, drinkability, and great value for money.” In his quest to pursue these attributes, the Hoggies label was born.
Clearly the key individual in the team is Gavin, as Chief Winemaker and whose oversight in viticulture and final blends is critical. He has phenomenal support from his wife Julie who keeps a keen eye on the Coonawarra vineyard, and his brother Barry who oversees the company’s vineyard interests in Victoria. Children Alana, Christopher, and Stephanie all chip in when required.
Russell Badham is responsible for Export Marketing and Sales, whilst Adam Gardini is the driving force behind the establishment and maintenance of our website and digital media.
Our latest addition to the team is Keith Wilkens, a qualified winemaker, who is responsible for logistics, packaging, and inventory management, and a valuable assistant to Gavin in the winemaking department.