Jamie Lloyd Jones

Growing up in a wine-drinking European family, I have worked hard to turn a family hobby into a viable profession. My informal wine education started young, with my first glass of Chablis being poured for me on my 11th birthday. Since turning 18, I have been seeking out new alcohols all around the world. Working bars from Oxford to Buenos Aires, and breweries from London to Alberta, I have spent most of my adult life attempting to taste every drink ever made. A quest that I continue to this day.

Moving to South Australia in 2018, I turned my attention to wine, throwing myself into a vintage in McLaren Vale. Landing in one of the greatest parts of the world for wine, I decided to commit myself to the fermented grape and have not looked back since. The joy (and curse) you quickly discover is that the wine industry is huge and ever-changing, with more information than you can ever hope to learn in one lifetime. Yet this journey is an enjoyable, if slightly tipsy, one.

Don't do it Dan - the camera is not a spitoon... Purr-fect arvo...

These are a few of my favourite things...

Favourite Food? Burger & Chips
Wine Du Jour? Big Californian Chardonnay (the more oak the better)
Preferred Music? All things Country
And to Relax? Camping & Archery