Winemaking Team

Chief Winemaker Scott Comyns


Wine Science Graduate - Charles Sturt University

Judge - Hunter Valley Wine Show - 2011 to 2014

Alasdair Sutherland Scholarship Winner - 2011

Young Winemaker of the Year Finalist - 2010

'Len Evans Tutorial' Scholar - 2014

Scott joined the Pepper Tree team in late 2012 and has been integral in every aspect of production since. After completing his first vintage in 2013 under guidance of Jim Chatto, Scott was appointed Chief Winemaker shortly thereafter.

A Wine Science graduate from Charles Sturt University, Scott has worked in many of Australia's leading wine regions as well as crossing international borders to complete vintages in areas such as Southern Rhone.

With over 10 years winemaking experience, Scott has produced some outstanding wine which achieved both domestic and international acclaim. Further to Scott's success in 2012, he was named a finalist for the Wine Society's 'Young Winemaker of the Year' awards and in 2011 was awarded the 'Alasdair Sutherland Scholarship' in the Hunter Valley. Scott has supplemented his winemaking career with work as an up and coming wine show judge.

Scott's most recent career highlight was becoming a 'Len Evans Tutorial' Scholar in 2014. The Len Evans Tutorial is described as 'the most exclusive wine school in the world' ... James Halliday,

Scott has a very hands on approach in the winery and brings fresh and creative ideas of a young rising star winemaker to drive Pepper Tree's future direction.

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Gavin Russell


Gavin Russell

Assistant Winemaker

Leon Burgess


Leon Burgess

Trainee Winemaker

Jonathan Behrendt


Jonathan Behrendt

Cellar Hand