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Fiona Wholohan - Yarrh Winemaker


Our quietly spoken winemaker, Fiona Wholohan, crafts her wines with a gentle hand, a feminine touch.  Trained at Charles Sturt University, Fiona was making wines at Yarrh before she finished - its been 19 vintages now.

"My wine making philosophy is simple - let the grapes speak for themselves.  Carefully nurture them through the wine making process to allow them to express their vintage, their location, their variety.  This means I spend as much time in the vineyard with my husband and vineyard manager Neil as I do in the winery.  I love being in the vineyard, and on a crisp, bright winters day, Yarrh is a magical place.

I see wine as a pinnacle of civilisation, and a fundamental part of life.  What a privilege to be a winemaker."