After studying Viticulture & Oenology at Curtin University, Liam has built vast experience in cellars around the world, including South Africa, France, California, New Zealand and Australia. Joining Forest Hill in 2008, Liam is a firm believer in the balance and fruit quality seen from dry grown vineyards, combined with a great passion for the subtleties of cooler climate winemaking.
What do you like about your region and why? What are the people like?
It is an incredibly beautiful part of the world and still so pristine, expansive and rugged. I love the different styles that come out of such a large area, from Frankland River to the Porongurup’s. It’s a really unique and understated region building a wonderful reputation for producing great wines. There is also a fantastic and diverse mix of people down this way. It is a great community that share a common thread of appreciation and love for a special part of the world.
What are you goals for the Lange Estate brand in the future?
I would like to see the continued success and promotion of the Great Southern region in general. I think my goal for Lange Estate is to continually focus on making sustainable, high quality and pure wines throughout each vintage. Balanced expressions and drinkability across the range highlighting their unique site is my priority. Isolation is a challenge for all of us, but I believe with quality wine as the foundation we can get the Great Southern wine message out to the world.