It’s Timms Time
October 26, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Alister Timms is now our Chief Winemaker at Shadowfax. As our long-serving Vineyard Manager & Assistant Winemaker, Al has spent the past decade getting the best out of the winery’s various vineyards and establishing our Little Hampton vineyard in the Macedon Ranges.
No stranger to the world of winemaking and viticulture, Alister grew up on his family’s vineyards on the Bellarine Peninsula and was planting vines at the age of 10.
With a science degree from Melbourne University, Alister went on to study Oenology at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 2001.
Shortly after completing this second degree, Alister started working at Shadowfax as Assistant Winemaker, a position he held for three years before moving back home to run his family’s winery Kilgour Estate.
In 2008, Alister returned to Shadowfax to manage the winery’s various vineyards and establish the Little Hampton property in the Macedon Ranges, whilst working as Assistant Winemaker to Matt Harrop.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge and building on the foundation we’ve created over the years,” he said.