As a teenager, Virginia saw the happiness and joy wine brought to her parents and their friends after a hard day’s work in their small vineyard. It was here she decided winemaking was going to be her career. "I loved the idea of growing fruit, and then turning it into something that could be more beautiful and would make people happy."
Virginia is the Chief Winemaker behind some of Australia’s most critically acclaimed wines, at Margaret River’s founding vineyard and winery, Vasse Felix. She joined as Chief Winemaker in October, 2006.
A respected authority on Margaret River winemaking, Virginia has represented the region as presenter and panellist of numerous international media and trade conventions and masterclasses, in addition to being a sought-after regional wine show judge. She also served on the board of the Margaret River Wine Industry Association for several years.
Virginia has completed 29 vintages in Margaret River, and worked international vintages in Albania, Northern Italy, Sicily, Abruzzo and New Zealand.