At Tumblong Hills, we like to think of ourselves as a community within a community. A tapestry of experienced vineyard operators who have honed their craft in some of Southern NSW’s most substantial and progressive wine regions, now working towards a shared idea of creating wine.
General Manager & Vigneron
Simon has a remarkable ability to harness a vineyard’s terroir and navigate the challenges of each vintage – Tumblong Hills’ premium wines are testament to his finely-honed skills.
Simon was introduced to wine at the age of ten by his father Peter, a pioneering winemaker and viticulturist responsible for establishing the Barwang Winery in the Hilltops region of New South Wales. Simon’s early love of wine led him to pursue studies in viticulture and winemaking, before heading to Europe to discover the likes of Château d’Yquem in Sauternes, France, and Tokaji in Hungary.
After returning to Australia, Simon worked at Barwang, as his father had done, before becoming a pioneer in his own right – Simon was a sought-after consultant and contractor to some of Australia’s major wineries, established and managed his own winery and was awarded WINE Selector Magazine’s Viticulturist of the Year in 2006. Simon currently works on projects in India but mostly he heads up the Tumblong Hills team.
Join him on a journey towards pure vineyard expression through the wines of Tumblong Hills.