Twisted Gum Wines is owned and run by Tim and Michelle Coelli.
Michelle grew up on a dairy farm near Taree. She has a Bachelor of Rural Science Degree from the University of New England (UNE). This scientific knowledge helps us ensure that our vines have the correct nutrition and care so that we obtain the highest quality fruit possible.
Michelle is passionate about low impact sustainable viticulture and lists pruning on a crisp winter morning as one of her favourite jobs (see photo to the right where Michelle is pruning the Shiraz).
Tim and Michelle have four children - Kate, Emily, Rob and Lauren. They all help out in the vineyard when we need an extra set of hands - in particular with netting and harvest.
To the right is a photo of our three girls enjoying a crisp winter morning on a bush walk on our property.
Below is a photo of Rob helping Tim with the Shiraz harvest.
Finally, we have to mention Gus! Gus is our dog but he thinks he is a person for sure. He is a Border Collie Kelpie cross that we got as a puppy from a sheep farm about one hour west of Warwick when he was just six weeks old (in 2008).
He loves people, and spends his days playing with the guests in the cottage, greeting visitors at the cellar door and then lying in the sun exhausted.
Tim's parents owned a sheep and cattle property south of Wagga Wagga. He spent many hours herding cattle around rugged granite grazing country as a child so he feels very much at home in the Granite Belt!Tim has a university degree in Economics (also from UNE) which is handy when managing the budgeting and marketing aspects of our wine business.
Tim also enjoys the physical work in the vineyard, such as pruning and canopy management, and lists harvest as his favourite time of the year (see photo on the left where Lauren helps Tim with the Shiraz harvest).
Andy Williams is our winemaker who crafts our stunning wines. Andy has a Bachelor of Wine Science Degree from Charles Sturt University and is a very skilled winemaker - as you can see from the wines that he makes for us!
Below is a photo of Andy tasting the Pink Moscato prior to bottling.