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Our Team

Ken Cooper


Ken and his late wife Susan planted the vineyards in 2007 after acquiring the Rotherwood Estate in 2004.  After many decades in the global entertainment industry they decided they wanted another challenge, this time in a very different industry.  Pinot Noir had always been a passion for them both.  And here was the chance to not just critiqued but to create.  Sadly Susan died in 2014 but her memory lives on at Rotherwood and in our wines.

Nick Bulleid MW

Lead Consultant

Nick is a master of wine and one of Australia’s leading wine judges.  He is a respected member of the wine industry elite and his knowledge and opinion is sought by all sections of the wine community.  We are delighted that Nick has been involved with the Rotherwood vineyard since its inception.  His experience, guidance, and wisdom continues to be inspirational.

Michael Kamminga

Viticultural Consultant

Michael is an experienced viticulturalist who has worked in cool climate grape growing areas and so brings a high level of very relevant experience to Rotherwood.  As well as a formal background in viticulture he has a passion for the industry that is reflected in his day to day management of the Rotherwood vineyards.  He has a keen interest in organic farming and we continue to incorporate more and more of these practices into our vine management.

David Young

Business & Sales Manager

David brings a wealth of business experience to Rotherwood.  He has particular expertise in logistics and sales.  He does not have a wine background but has fallen in love with this very special industry.  Every business needs good management – we are fortunate to have David on the team.

Jonathon Holgate


Jonathon is the chief winemaker at High Range Vintners. He brings highly relevant experience and a dedicated and talented approach to his winemaking. He has accumulated an impressive and growing lists of awards. At Rotherwood we are always looking for the best winemakers for our particular varieties. Our relationship with Jonathon continues to develop and we expect him to be making all our 2016 vintages.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.
Rotherwood Estate NSW Vignerons License No. LIQW880010292.