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.

Leigh De Lissa

Leigh De Lissa

Cellar Doors - Granite Belt

Leigh has an interesting and varied past, including studies in languages and a great deal of time spent overseas. Leigh owns her own vineyard which she lovingly tends. Leigh can be found helping out Granite Belt customers to enjoy our wonderful wines in both the little Church and Cottonvale cellar doors.

Paddy and Bryce Kassulke

Paddy and Bryce Kassulke

Business Advisors

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!

Peter Scammell

Peter Scammell

Cellar Doors - Tamborine Mountain

Peter is a wine enthusiast of wide experience who assists our Tamborine Mountain cellar doors to experience the delights of Heritage Estate Wines. In his spare time, Peter is an artist of some note.

Moira Van Houdt

Moira Van Houdt

Events and Cellar Doors - Granite Belt

Moira has worked for Heritage Estate Wines for over a decade and knows just how wonderful John Handy’s wines are, so much so that she takes a special interest in keeping our social media pages updated.  Moira is responsible for the very successful Jazzify live music festival at Heritage.

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.

Kym Johnson

Kym Johnson

Cellar Door and Gardens - thulimbah & Cottonvale, Stanthorpe

Kym is devoted to the persuit of good wine and has a great way of explaining the process of appreciation with our customers.  Kym work in the Church and Winery cellar doors and is a great asset to the Heritage Family.