Wimbaliri is owned and operated by Scott and Sarah Gledhill.
Scott is winemaker, born in Wallsend, Newcastle NSW, a 6th-generation descendant of German vinedressers who emigrated in 1855 to work for Dr Henry Carmichael at Porphyry Estate in the Hunter Valley. One of Australia’s first vineyards and known for its Porphyry ‘Sauternes’, Porphyry later became part of Lindeman’s.
Scott believes that every wine has a distinctive flavour and aroma, the inherent result of the vineyard site and the growing season. Showcasing distinctive and individual character in a wine is his ongoing quest as a winemaker.
Sarah draws upon her science background when at work in the vineyard and winery. She holds an Honours degree in Plant Biochemistry from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the Australian National University. Travel through Europe while completing a postdoctoral fellowship at King’s College London provided the opportunity for Sarah to experience traditional viticultural practices in some of the oldest winemaking regions in the world. She has been profoundly inspired by the respect held by continental vignerons for their terroir and finds the greatest pleasure in growing grapes in one of the world’s emerging viticultural regions, right on her doorstep.