Meet the Makers

In our 125th year of winemaking we’re excited to be collaborating with some very creative people on how to put together an exciting celebration.

Stephanie Stephanie Stamatis is the face behind Stephanie Somebody – stylist, curator, interior and event designer. Stephanie has made a habit of accepting design challenges as they come along and we’ve certainly come up with a new challenge for her so watch this space.Stephanie’s wine choice: “Zibibbo makes the perfect addition to any celebration.”
*Photo courtesy Eve Wilson for The Design Files @thedesignfiles
Mr Jason Grant Jason Grant is a Sydney based stylist, author and lifestyle blogger. Mr Jason Grant’s work has appeared in many Australian and International magazines and has worked in industry for almost 10 years. Stay tuned for tips and tricks from Jason as well as some giveaways of his new book ‘Holiday at Home’.Jason’s wine choice: “I love to celebrate with a fresh Sauvignon Blanc.”
Melanie Stapleton is the woman behind Cecilia Fox a Melbourne floral studio and shop specialising in bespoke floral creations for brides-to-be, private gatherings, corporate events and our beloved retail customers. Melanie’s flair for floristry spans 20 years with stints in New Zealand, Europe and now Australia. We look forward to seeing her magic unfold. See more of her amazing talents here.Melanie’s wine choice: “What better way to celebrate than with Prosecco.” Melanie Stapleton
The Hungry Workshop Meet Simon and Jenna Hipgrave the creators of The Hungry Workshop. Established to deliver their passion for storytelling through letterpress and design, craft and collaboration. The hands-on duo revel in rolling up their sleeves and getting elbow deep in creating a perfect execution.Simon & Jenna’s wine choice: “We celebrate with a delicious dessert wine to wrap things up.”
Hayden Youlley is a talented ceramist whose curiosity and passion led him overseas where he extended his skills and knowledge. With a studio in Sydney, Hayden is working on lighting, tableware and ornamental designs in addition to his current paper series and tessellate designs.Hayden’s wine choice: “can’t go past light and fresh pinot noir.” Hayden Youlley
Katherine Sabbath Katherine Sabbath is an enormously creative High School History and English teacher working in Western Sydney region. When not in the classroom Katherine moonlights as a food designer extraordinaire, creating what can only be best described as ‘wackily-beautiful’ desserts and bespoke cakes, writing recipes for well known publications and sharing her creative food ideas with others.Katherine’s wine choice: “I love Dolcetto & Syrah with its deep, fruity richness and the extra kick of delicious bubbly fizz.” Follow @katherine_sabbath on instagram.
Gemma Patford-Legge a Melbourne maker creates gorgeous rope baskets and experiements with other hand made goods. Based at her home-studio in Brunswick, Gemma has a background in pattern making, garment construction, fashion, textile art and styling. Her wonderful pieces of work are available on her website, she also shares a suite of recipes and workshops for followers.Gemma’s wine choice: “I am a complete sucker for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier. Love it!” Gemma Patford-Legge
Scott Gibson Scott Gibson is one half of Pop & Scott a workshop cooperative he runs with partner Poppy. They design and make their furniture and homewares to bring together creative talents under one roof in a relaxed and fun environment.Scott’s work is all custom built in their workshop in Northcote, which also doubles as a function and event hire space.Scott’s wine choice: “I love to commemorate holding a crisp pinot grigio.”
Cass Morris a country girl at heart created fig & salt a food styling, catering and recipe creation business built on using honest, fresh ingredients. She has an incredible eye for detail and style and has a love of creating an amazing taste experience. Cass believes in the power of collaboration and sharing life’s adventures with others, we’re super excited to share some of Cass’ delightful recipes and work with you in the coming weeks.Cass’s wine choice: “I love to celebrate with a gorgeous shiraz.” Cass Morris