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Meet The Team

Michael Paterson – Cellar Door Manager
Having grown up on our family’s vineyard Château Pato just around the
corner, I am no stranger to Tyrrell’s and I bring a wealth of experience
in the wine industry with me after many years working with the likes of
Lindeman’s, Hungerford Hill and Bimbadgen. My favourite Tyrrell’s wine
would have to be Vat 47 Chardonnay. I love the diversity of the Australian
wine industry, lots of great wine, interesting people and beautiful places
to visit.

 

 

Damien Colbert – Assistant Cellar Door Manager
I have been in the wine industry for thirteen years so far starting in wine
retail at a liquor store called Pablo’s Liquor in Newcastle whilst at Uni. I
then spent some time as the Fine Wine Manager of a 1st Choice store
before moving to the Hunter Valley and taking up a role at Peppertree
Wines. Since then I have been fortunate to work in wineries that produce
some of the best wines in the Hunter including Brokenwood and of
course, Tyrrell’s. My preferred wine is either a Chardonnay or Hunter
shiraz enjoyed with my favourite cheese – Fromage d’Affinois.
 

 

Scott Richardson – Retail & Events Coordinator
Born and raised in the region, I have worked in the industry on and off
for 26 years. I studied at Roseworthy and have worked both locally and
overseas, experiencing every facet of wine production, from vineyard to
bottling line. However, my career as a winemaker was tragically cut short
after I discovered I suffered from an unusual condition that prevented me
from spitting wine out. It was then I was forced to move from production
to sales. Come and visit me at the cellar door and please, don’t be
intimidated by my good looks – remember your money is as good as the
next persons!