Winemakers2018-11-29T00:38:42+00:00

Winemakers

Accolade Wines has some of the most highly awarded winemakers at its helm who have excelled in their field for many decades. Worldly experience, attention to detail, passion and commitment combine to ensure all our wines – from everyday drinking to the very best of what we have to offer – are treated with care and respect. It is through our winemakers that we bring you the diverse styles and varietals that shine in New World climes.

Ari Mervis
Ari MervisExecutive Chairman
Ari has an established track record as a senior executive in the global beverage industry spanning more than 30 years, including over 25 years with leading brewer SABMiller, during which time he spent nine years as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, five of which were also as CEO of Foster’s. Most recently, Ari was CEO and MD of Australia’s largest dairy processor, ASX listed Murray Goulburn.
Ari has a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Economics, Commercial Law and Marketing.
He is passionate about driving top line growth and maximising return to all stakeholders in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
Our head winemakers have a collective experience of over 200 years in winemaking.

Head Winemakers

Paul Lapsley

Paul Lapsley

Global Wine Director

Ed Carr

Ed Carr

Chief Sparkling Winemaker

Gerhard Swart

Gerhard Swart

Head Winemaker, South Africa

Cleighten Cornelius

Cleighten Cornelius

Senior Winemaker, New Zealand

Winemakers

Craig Stansborough

Craig Stansborough

Grant Burge Winemaker

Toby Barlow

Toby Barlow

St Hallett Winemaker

Ross Pamment

Ross Pamment

Houghton Winemaker

Michael Symons

Michael Symons

Stonier Winemaker

Mike Mudge

Mike Mudge

Petaluma Winemaker

Viticulturists

Alex Sas

Alex Sas

Chief Viticulturist, ANZ

Craig Callec

Craig Callec

Vineyard Operations Manager

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