Peter gained valuable experience in the corporate training sector before taking up studies in Oenology at Adelaide University. Now with 17 vintages under his belt, he has worked in many of Australia’s premium wine regions.
Upon graduating with honours, Peter joined one of Australia’s major wine companies, BRL Hardy, where he gained wide experience in operations across different wine regions in Western Australia. He ran the Goundrey facility in Mount Barker and became Senior Winemaker / Manager of Houghton’s Nannup winery. He took on the role as Winemaker for Brookland Valley in 2009 when it was named James Halliday’s Winery of the Year. During his 10 years with the company, the group underwent many changes, becoming Constellation, then Accolade Wines, giving Peter a keen insight into the corporate wine sector.
In 2012 Peter joined Larry Cherubino Wines as Senior Winemaker, working across regions in south-western Australia.
Now based at Handpicked Wines’ Capella Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula, Peter continues to travel widely. In this role he oversees viticulture and winemaking at Handpicked’s own vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra and Barossa valleys and throughout the company’s loyal network of growers, vineyards and wineries in Australia and overseas.
Peter maintains strong industry connections, having held senior technical and board positions in state and regional industry associations and is an experienced senior wine show judge at Capital City and Regional shows.