At Greenock Estate our success lies with our dedicated team.
In 2006, Frederick left his homeland to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Queensland.
With a background in finance and accounting, he spent a further two years plying his trade before launching a new business in 2009 with two partners from the Queensland wine industry.
This Australian adventure ignited his passion for winemaking and saw Freddie embark on a significant, new direction in his life and career.
In July 2013, Freddie settled down in Australia’s most famous wine region, the Barossa Valley, and it was here that the story of Greenock Estate began.
This unique wine brand began to bear fruit after three friends – one a renowned winemaker, one a fourth-generation grape grower and the third, Freddy, then a wine sales consultant – stumbled across this 1940’s vineyard and recognized the quality of the fruit.
Freddie has since immersed himself in winemaking and has discovered his own wine style, which is very appealing to the Asia market.
He largely credits this success to the unreserved tutoring of Steve Kurtz and Peter Gajewski, who together, offer more than 60 years experience in grape
growing and winemaking.
Freddie is driven by his ambition to craft world-class, premium Barossa Valley
wines, in his own distinct style.
Fourth generation grape grower, Steve Kurtz, is proud to continue 80-year-old winemaking traditions in his own family business. His Great
Grandfather began growing grapes in the Barossa Valley back in the 1930’s and this very same block is still worked to this day.
Prior to becoming Chief Winemaker at Kurtz Family Vineyards in 2006, Steve gained over two decades of experience with leading Barossa Valley brands – Saltram Wines, Orlando and Wolf Blass.
During this time, Steve was fortunate enough to work alongside winemaking greats. He is forever grateful for the knowledge they passed on to him and has relished the opportunity to be able to pay this forward.
A fierce custodian of his own ancestral vineyards and the Barossa Valley’s rich wine culture – Steve’s passion and knowledge plays an enormous part in the continuing success of Greenock Estate.