The Heritage Estate Wines Family

Meet the people responsible for our vineyards and winery.
John  Handy

John Handy

Supervising Winemaker and Viticulturist

John joined Heritage Estate wines in 2004 and since then has produced a raft of award-winning wines. John oversees every aspect of wine production from the nurturing of the vines through to the final bottled product. John is absolutely passionate about excellence in winemaking and viticulture. In his spare time, he is an avid fisherman and motorcycle enthusiast.

Therese Fenwick

Therese Fenwick

Owner and Chief Titratist!

Therese is co-owner and business manager of Heritage Estate Wines. Her love affair with wine began when, as a very young woman, she au-paired on a respected French vineyard and winery for 12 months. She then amassed a significant collection of beautiful Australian wines which due to their excellent cellaring are still brought out on occasion.
Robert Fenwick

Robert Fenwick

Owner and aspiring tractor boy

Robert is co-owner of Heritage Estate Wines, with a background in GIS (mapping) and science and has always embraced a love of wine. Having been raised on a farm he constantly pesters John for excuses to play with the big persons’ toys and is occasionally useful.

LARA BERRY

LARA BERRY

Cellar Doors - THULIMBAH

Lara is a wine enthusiast of wide experience who assists our Thulimbah and Cottonvale cellar door customers to experience the delights of Heritage Estate Wines. In her spare time, Lara enjoys dancing, interior design and property renovation.

Paddy and Bryce Kassulke

Paddy and Bryce Kassulke

Tamborine Mountain Cellar Door

Paddy and Bryce are the founders of Heritage Estate Wines and we are delighted that they are still actively involved providing coordination for the Tamborine Mountain Cellar Doors and sought after advice in general!

Lahcen Barane

Lahcen Barane

Assistant Viticulturist

Lahcen admits to speaking at least 4 languages and we suspect he is underestimating. When managing teams of international backpackers out in the vineyard he is the master! Lahcen works with John to produce those lovely grapes and then lends a hand in the winery at vintage.

Sue Richards

Sue Richards

Publications and Cellar Door - Tamborine mountain

Susie loves to talk about her wines and share her enjoyment of Heritage’s range so that everyone understands the winemaking process and the flavours that remain in the glass for a small eternity.

Sarah-Lee Cowper

Sarah-Lee Cowper

Executive Chef -Thulimbah & Cottonvale, Stanthorpe

Sarah is devoted to the persuit of good food and wine pairings and has the attention to detail that produces the most amazing degustation dishes.  Sarah is based in Cottonvale and provides food for the Church and Winery cellar doors and is a great asset to the Heritage Family.

The hospitality team

The hospitality team

After another wonderful degustation

Heritage Estate Support Staff are the powerhouse behind our functions and events.

Alec Piovesan

Alec Piovesan

Cellar Door & Chef

Alec brings a wide range of experience centred around food, wine and music, with special knowledge of wines and history, having grown up on the Granite Belt.  Although associated with Heritage Estate for around 30 years, now formally having Alec give his indepth knowledge to our customers is a bonus.  In his spare time Alec likes to make beautiful music, practice his culinary skills and travel in the sun.