The Team

Where passion meets expertise.

John Davis

Owner and Chairman

‘Some might think the link between geology and viticulture is tenuous but from my experience in the wine industry this could not be further from the truth.’

John Davis is the roots of the company and in another life was a successful oil exploration geologist. In 1982 he bought his first vineyard and by 1988 his first winery. What started out as a serious hobby gradually became his sole business focus. John has used his geological know how to purchase select vineyard sites in four of Australia’s premium grape growing areas – the Hunter Valley & Orange in NSW and Wrattonbully & Coonawarra in South Australia. In the past few decades he has forged a reputation as an astute viticulturist with an unerring eye for matching soil types with their most suited grape varieties.

His purchase of Pepper Tree in 2002 completed his objective of merging his own vineyards with a compatible high-quality winery, where each vineyard’s terroir can be fully expressed. John is hands-on in all aspects of the business and likes spending time in all his vineyards. John’s house is situated in the middle of his Hunter Valley vineyard at Mount View.

Sandra Brown

Director and Commercial Manager

David Hewit

National Sales and New Business Manager

Michelle Preece

Production and Export Administrator 

Stephanie King

Accounts and Administration Coordinator

Nicholas Kruger


Karen Caban

Production Coordinator

Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Cellar Hand

Sharon Evans

Direct Sales Manager

Mark Lewis

Direct Sales Coordinator 

Susie Coe

Wine Club Assistant 

Kristy Quinton

Cellar Door Manager

Sharon Rea

Cellar Door  

Beatrice Nelson

Cellar Door  

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