Grace Farm embraces organic principles and sustainable practices. Under the watchful eye of viticulturist Tim Quinlan, the vineyard blocks have been carefully matched to the appropriate grape varieties. This beautiful small vineyard with its distinctive forest grove soils and ideal topography is producing first-class fruit and wines for which the region is famous.
Tim has been Grace Farm’s viticulturist since 2006. He worked as a botanist before moving to Margaret River and embarking on a career in the wine industry in 1994. He was mentored by renowned viticulturist John Brocksopp at Leeuwin Estate, where he learned to reference the grape-growing process with the end result in the bottle. This vine-to-wine principle and a close attention to detail underpin his work for Grace Farm.
Jono has been Grace Farm’s winemaker since the first vintage in 2010. He studied oenology at the University of Adelaide and honed his skills in the Mosel Valley in Germany, the Willamette Valley in the USA and WA’s Swan Valley. In 2003 he moved to the Margaret River region, working first for Wise Wines and then for 3 Oceans. He is relishing working with seasoned viticulturist Tim Quinlan and the pristine fruit from Grace Farm’s exceptional Wilyabrup site.
Phoebe is one of John and Elizabeth’s five children and has held the role of Sales Manager for Grace Farm since 2013. She studied Science and Commerce at the University of Western Australia and has since gained extensive sales and marketing experience across various industries. In 2014 she completed a trade specific course – Wine Essentials Plus at the Wine Industry Association of WA.
For all sales enquiries, please contact Phoebe at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 433 043 579.
John Mair studied at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, UK before arriving in Australia in 1961 under the so-called “Ten Pound Pom” immigration scheme. He worked as a jackaroo on properties in NSW and WA before settling in Perth and establishing a property business, now called the Mair Group. He met Elizabeth Lefroy in 1969 and they married in 1971, raising five children in Perth. The family spent their holidays in the South West, where a love of the region led to them purchasing the property that would become Grace Farm in 2003. As the first Grace Farm vintage came onto the market, Elizabeth took charge of the administrative side, handling orders, delivery and accounts. John has an active role in management and sales and can often be met at a tasting. They both work in the orchard and vegetable patch and enjoy maintaining the property’s bushland and natural assets with the help of their children.
The vineyard has the soils, topography and climatic conditions to produce the finest wines, according to Grace Farm viticulturist and vineyard manager, Tim Quinlan, who was involved in the initial soil-testing and feasibility phase. Each vineyard block has distinctive rock and soil characteristics which Tim carefully matched to the correct variety. He directed the owners in the planting of grapes for which the region is famous – chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, semillon, cabernet sauvignon and the blending varieties malbec, petit verdot and cabernet franc.