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OUR PEOPLE

This is us, Kevin Bell and Tricia Byrnes. Kevin is the winemaker and viticulturalist. Tricia is the business manager and harvest chef.

We have shared a love of wine, culture and the natural environment since first meeting in 1978. We visited vineyards and wine-making families and drank good wine wherever we could find it. Gradually our palates ‘went south’ to cooler climates where the best Australian Pinot Noir is grown and made. It was a natural step to do so ourselves. We had come to love and enjoy Pinot Noir most. The principle of terroir spoke to us personally and made some important connections in our lives. After much research and a long search for the right site, we chose the Mornington Peninsula, where the historic Hurley farm virtually found us. We planted Hurley Vineyard in 1998 and 1999.