At Rotherwood, we all share a love affair of excellent wine, family, friends and nature. Meet the faces behind the label.
Ken & Katrina Cooper
Two vignerons. One love story.
Ken planted the Rotherwood vineyard with one objective in mind—to make a great Pinot Noir—an obsession that has driven every decision about the vineyard. Ken married Katrina Hill in 2019, and Katrina soon sold her own vineyard in the same region, renowned for its Pinot Gris and bio-dynamic practices. Katrina now focuses all her considerable energy and passion on Rotherwood, and together they are excited and determined to continue making superb Pinots.
Nick Bulleid MW
Nick is a master of wine and one of Australia’s leading wine judges. He is a respected member of the wine industry elite and his knowledge and opinion is sought by all sections of the wine community. We are delighted that Nick has been involved with the Rotherwood vineyard since its inception. His experience, guidance, and wisdom continues to be inspirational.
Michael is an experienced viticulturist who has worked in cool climate grape growing areas and so brings a high level of very relevant experience to Rotherwood. As well as a formal background in viticulture he has a passion for the industry that is reflected in his day to day management of the Rotherwood vineyards. Michael has a keen interest in organic farming and has been integral through Rotherwood’s transition into embracing organic farming practices.
Jonathon is the chief winemaker at High Range Vintners. He brings highly relevant experience and a dedicated and talented approach to his winemaking. He has accumulated an impressive and growing lists of awards.
At Rotherwood, we always seek the best winemakers for our particular varieties. We believe Jonathan loves the Pinot grapes as much as we do and brings first-rate experience, deep knowledge, real curiosity as well as a keen intellect to his winemaking.