Moorilla Winemaker Conor van der Reest

Winemaking

Winemaker
Our winemaker is Canadian-born Conor van der Reest. Since beginning his career on Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, he’s explored both the new and old worlds of wine in the Languedoc and Champagne regions, Marmara Sea, and Australia’s King, Hunter, Alpine and Yarra valleys.

In 2009, Moorilla presented Conor with the opportunity to work from the ground up on the rebuild of our winery, and to regain affinity with our vineyards. Originally drawn to Australia for its freedom of expression, Conor jumped at the offer—and has been with us since.

Philosophy
In every process of production, we consider, feel and sense. We abide by the weather, nurture our soils, and hand-tend the vines—tasting fruit in various stages of development, and handpicking once prime. With patience, we wait, to achieve the perfect balance and harmony, learning as we go.