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Katnook Estate

Our Team

Tim Heath
Senior Winemaker

Tim Heath joined Katnook Coonawarra in July 2018, taking over from founding winemaker Wayne Stehbens. Prior to this, Tim was winemaker for fourteen years at Cloudy Bay, New Zealand. Tim brings a wealth of international expertise and creative flair that is sure to take Katnook into an exciting future.

Tim is assisted by winemaker Dan McNicol, who joined Katnook in 2019 after 7 years experience in McLaren Vale.
Click here to read an interview with Tim.  

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Tim Heath

Chris Brodie

Chris Brodie
Vineyard Manager

With a background in horticulture in New Zealand, Chris Brodie joined the Katnook Estate team in 1997.

He oversees integrated viticultural management systems which take into account the four key elements for optimal grape quality: water, plant nutrition, pest and disease control and sunlight.   Chris is also a board member of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO).

James Sullivan is our assistant vineyard manager, working closely with Chris to optimise fruit quality.

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Naomi McShane
Cellar Door Manager

Naomi is our Cellar Door and Cellar Club Manager whose warm personality makes everyone feel welcome at Katnook. She is ably assisted by Deb Mulligan, who has years of experience working in the local wine region.

Naomi began working with Katnook in 2009 assisting our then Cellar Door Manager, Michelle Stehbens, who retired in April 2019. Naomi's transition to the role of Manager has therefore been seamless, as she carries on the Katnook tradition of excellence in customer service.

 

 

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