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Hamish Seabrook takes the reins


Kirrihill Wines, from South Australia’s Clare Valley, continues to build upon an already strong history of producing quality wines, with the appointment of head winemaker Hamish Seabrook.  No newcomer to the Australian winemaking scene, Hamish joins the Kirrihill team armed with a wealth of industry experience including time spent at some big players.


Having most recently left Dorrien Estate, Hamish previously honed his winemaking skills at Brown Brothers’ Milawa vineyards and winery and Best’s Wines in Great Western. Add this to international experience in California and New York State, and Kirrihill has a new winemaker of considerable reputation joining the team.


The winemaking techniques and values held by Hamish are a close fit with those of Kirrihill, who, like Hamish are passionate about single vineyard wines and letting nature do the talking. Hamish reflected on his new appointment saying, “I am excited to be joining a winery whose ethos and approach is so closely aligned to the way I like to make wine. I love the Clare Valley and am looking forward to seeing what we can create together.”


Kirrihill’s CEO, Matt Lawson said, “We welcome Hamish to the Kirrihill team and we look forward to continuing the good work we’ve been doing with the wines and driving the quality and profile even further. Hamish has a brief to push the envelope and strive to produce the very best wines from excellent vineyards.  We’re sure he’ll rise to the challenge.”


Having grown up in the Barossa Valley, Hamish developed a love of all things wine at an early age. He studied Oenology at Adelaide University and in 2004 won the Qantas Scholarship Dux at the highly esteemed Len Evans Wine Tutorial. Hamish’s regular appearances on the judging panels at wine shows is further evidence of his connection and passion for the world of Australian wine.


After a strong 2012 vintage and considerable show success, Kirrihill is preparing for another exciting and rewarding vintage in 2013 under the passionate and skilled eye of their new head winemaker.  The results will speak for themselves.

Hamish Seabrook