Queen Bee

Kim Heslop

The great and powerful Kim is the boss and the stopper of the buck (even if husband Jon disagrees). She sees and hears all and has a knack for saying things exactly how they are. Kim mostly works behind the scenes, but if you’re lucky, you might see her pop into the Cellar Door wearing her pink glittery gumboots 😉. 

Head Honcho

Jon Heslop

Jon is the owner, chief winemaker and visionary of Witches Falls Winery. He has been actively involved in the winemaking industry since 1995. He has a respect for traditional winemaking practices and a passion for innovation. It's this combination that has brought the Witches Falls Wild Ferment range into fruition.

Taste Maker

Al Windsor

Al is a true legend at Witches Falls. Every year, he takes annual leave from his real job as a Senior Ambulance Officer and helps with vintage, as he has done since the winery’s fledgling years. He has earned himself great love and loyalty for his tradition of cooking the staff lunch every day during vintage!

IPA Hero

Abby Heslop

Abby is the reason Witches Falls can now claim to be family winemakers! Abby is continuing the tradition with her completed Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology. Currently, she is expanding her knowledge and is the assistant brewer at Sea Legs in Brisbane. Outside her winemaking interests Abby also loves her sport, dogs and travelling.

Winemaker in Training

Lauren Dalgarno

A woman of many talents, Ren's love of all things wine is captivating. Her knowledge has been honed from years spent living in Paris and exploring the old-world wine regions of Europe with husband Sam. She has just started her Masters of Oenology, and is completing her studies externally while being hands on in the winery.

Mr Incredible

Dave Appleton

An absolute jack-of-all-trades, Dave is our Chief Handyman and maintains our grounds with expert efficiency. An undeniable master of innovation, it might be hard to catch him as he moves from one job to the next. If you do, he is always happy to chat. He’s drawn to coffee, apricot delights and knows just about every single local by name.

Health Nut

Sam Routh

Sam is our hard-working cellar hand, often found working away, surrounded by towers of boxes; he has peeled enough labels to satisfy a lifetime. Sam is passionate about health and fitness, and can answer just about any question you might have regarding nutrition! 

top gun (but make it a forklift)

Cameron Carr-Brown

A licensed pilot, used to be captain - Virgin airlines, Cam chose to use the pandemic as an opportunity to remarket himself

The Oracle

Tanya Robertson

Got a question? There’s a good chance Tanya will know the answer. Not only is she our Export and Accounts Manager, she also supports most other departments and has a hidden talent for karaoke. Her passion for wine, combined with expertise in logistics transportation, and a love for travel, makes her a master across the board. 

Brand Warrior

Helen McAteer

Helen is the head of our Marketing Department and the driving force behind the Witches Falls brand. Her creative flair, attention to detail and passion for design makes her incredibly talented (and a multitasking master). She’s nurtured and shaped the Witches Falls brand for over 10 years!

Design Diva

Tyler Russell

Tyler was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in England. Switching from working Cellar Door to operating as our very own in-house designer, Tyler can just about do it all. With her bubbly spirit and infectious energy, she's an absolute one of a kind. 

Brand Ambassador

Michael McAteer

Mikey is our Business Development Manager. He is dedicated to delivering wine to local independent stockists, cafes and restaurants. He’s mostly out and about, meeting new people, providing tastings, creating relationships and setting new records for the fastest wine and cheese deliveries ever seen. On his days off, you’ll find him driving around in ‘Doris’, his blue Morris 1100.

Chatterbox

Kathryn Sowter

Kathryn was born and raised on the Mountain, and is rarely seen without a smile on her face and a skip in her step. An avid wine enthusiast, her infectious good spirits and lengthy chats make her an invaluable member of our crew. 

Casanova

Ben Presser

Ben has been working at Witches Falls since 2015 and has worn many hats in his time. From tending the garden, to cellar door, to running deliveries, and presenting tastings at our local stockists, he is a regular fixture. He's always up for a chat, and quick with a smile 😉. 

Vibe Control

Steffan Paton

Since his arrival from New Zealand, Steffan has earned himself a reputation for having a truly laudable breadth of understanding in wine, brewing, and just about every subject under the sun. We are very lucky to count him in our numbers. He is currently studying Paramedicine and is busy making wedding plans!

kimboslice

Kimberley Tempestini-Vujcic

A Cellar Door superstar, no one does it better than Kim. Between Witches Falls and Rosella's in Burleigh Heads, Kim's knowledge of wine (in particular, natural and wild ferment wines), is breathtaking. In her free time, you can find Kim frequenting the Gold Coast's most happening spots, or enjoying oysters by the beach.

Bookworm

Sienna Gardner

Loquacious and eloquent, Sienna is fondly referred to as the David Attenborough of wine. If you're lucky enough to have her in your tasting, not only will your vocabulary triple, you'll leave feeling as though you're truly a part of the family. 

russian princess

Natalia Hlinovsky

Recently returned from an epic life-on-the-ranch in Montana, USA, there is just about nothing Natalia hasn't done. From boxing ring-girl to mortician, she is a jack-of-all-trades! With killer retro style, and the most gorgeous Aussie Shepherd you ever did see (shoutout to Milo), we can't imagine a Cellar Door without her!

classy & fabulous

Alexandra Douglas

Allie just returned from an enviable life in Paris, where she spent her days reading by the Seine and brunching in boutique boulangeries. The epitome of timeless class and elegance, you can find her indulging in a good book, or enjoying coffee with friends.

vintage fashionista

Jess Little

Boasting an exceptional understanding of oenology, and the most impressive collection of vintage fashion finds we've ever seen, Jess is a wonderful addition to the team. When she's not working, or sharpening up her wine knowledge, you can find Jess tending her beautiful garden, or cooking up a vegetarian storm in the kitchen.

lil miss sunshine

Jasmine Cadzow

Currently completing her Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy, you'll have a tough time finding a more caring and considerate soul than Jas. Always with plentiful bakery goods at the ready, she is an exceptional cook. Since joining us, Jas has baked a cake for every single staff member's birthday without fail!

perfectly-adequate

Lawson Mackriell

Alongside studying music full-time at the Conservatorium, and fronting his killer band, The Inadequates, Lawson is a gregarious and charismatic addition to our team. Destined to one day become a musical superstar, make sure you watch this space!

miss congeniality

Sophie Mulcahy

With dreams of one day working as a hot-shot lawyer in Paris or New York, Sophie is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Despite being one of our youngest team members, she has proven herself to be an exceptional addition to the Cellar Door crew.

Young Gun

Lili McAteer

Our little ray of sunshine, Lilly has grown up in the winery, with both of her parents working in Head Office. Although she isn’t quite old enough to taste our wine, she enjoys learning about it, and with her gentle nature she is always happy to lend a hand. Her passions lie in art and photography and she has completed a diploma in Social Media Marketing. 

young gun

Wade Robertson

Our youngest team member, Wade makes up for what he lacks in laps around the sun in charisma and exceptional customer service. Currently completing grade 9, Wade is passionate about all things sport. AFL, basketball, mountain biking and surfing are just four of his favourite free-time activities!

Jed

Jed Heslop

The Joker, or maybe the Expert, he’ll let you know. Planning to study Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Jed loves the outdoors, rowing, rugby, AFL and just recently, skiing. No stranger to clowning around and causing a few grey hairs for Jon and Kim, Jed is willing to give anything a shot.