Steve’s love of working outdoors, the south west and all it has to offer makes Stella Bella’s diverse vineyards the perfect workplace!
Steve joined Stella Bella in June 2014 following over 16 years working for Leeuwin Estate. His passion for the wine industry was sparked after moving to the area in 1996, working in the cellar door and restaurant at Leeuwin Estate. There, he continued his journey backwards from the bottle, also working in the winery and finally the vineyards.
Combining wine hospitality and grape growing, Steve saw patrons enjoying the wine he had helped craft. It was an eye opening and most rewarding experience and provided the motivation to pursue premium grape growing as a career.
Learning his trade over 16 years from viticulturists John Brocksopp and David Winstanley, Steve completed his formal studies in 2012, gaining a Graduate Diploma in Viticulture from Curtin University. Taking the opportunity to join Stella Bella’s production team, he is relishing the challenges of a new role.
Steve is a keen surfer and enjoys the beaches around the region, whether it be boating, surfing or fishing. He is devoted to his wife, two daughters and their herd of horses. Steve’s love of working outdoors, the south west and all it has to offer makes Stella Bella’s diverse vineyards the perfect workplace!