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Our Story

The Goaty Hill brand recently transitioned to Small Wonder. Goaty Hill Wines was established in 1998. Our brand was a reflection of the hard work and quiet achievement of two founding families, who set out to create not just quality wine, but a meaningful connection with the local community and visitors alike. The two families may have moved on, but the Goaty Hill legacy and story continues to grow and evolve in this next phase as Small Wonder.

Our Mission

We are passionately committed to creating expressive cool climate wines that are a true representation of Tamar Valley.

Our priority is to offer an authentic Tamar Valley wine destination and experiences that create opportunities for connection and promotion of the region to both local and international visitors.

We will continue to use organic agricultural practices and in time, we aim to expand the vineyard with new plantings and to build a larger cellar door. We warmly welcome the local community and our loyal customers along on this journey.

Meet Our Team

Goaty Hill Wines _ About Goaty Hill _ Rob

Robert Stewart

Cellar Door Manager

Rob joined Goaty Hill Wines as our cellar door manager in early 2021. Hailing from McLaren Vale, South Australia, he has a background in all things wine, hospitality and events. Energetic and fun, Rob is the life of the party and loves creating a welcoming environment in the cellar door. You’ll find him enjoying good food and quality sparkling in his spare time.

Goaty Hill Wines _ Rachael Whitrow

Rachael Whitrow

Group Operations Manager

Over the last twenty years Rachael has worked in many facets of the wine industry, from the details in the laboratory to wine tourism and destination development. In 2007 Rachael was awarded ‘Cellar Door person of the year’ in McLaren Vale, the reward was a trip to any wine region in Australia – she choose to explore Tasmania and fell in love with the breathtaking scenery and cool climate wines that are at their best in a region such as the Tamar Valley.

Goaty Hill Wines _ Ryan Collins

Ryan Collins

Group Viticulturist

Ryan has established his career in viticulture working in New Zealand, Oregon, Yarra Valley and Margaret River. His love for viticulture, working with the seasons, the wines and the people are what gives him energy to keep going even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Ryan is a firm believer that organic management produces more resilient vines, wines and communities. Organic Viticulture promotes a biological system with a greater connection between the wine, the vine and the place they are grown. Ryan is passionate about achieving organic certification and seeing how the wines express themselves under this management.

Goaty Hill Wines _ Andrew Trio

Andrew Trio

Group Winemaker

Originally from Western Australia, Andrew has a degree in Oenology and invaluable experience from leading producers in Margaret River, Barossa Valley, New Zealand, Germany and California. For nearly a decade, Andrew was the Head Winemaker at the top-tier, boutique winery Corliss Estate, where he had the opportunity to work with highly regarded Napa-based consultants. In 2018, Andrew returned to Australia with his family, while continuing to oversee US-based operations across multiple state-of-the-art winemaking facilities. He joined the Overstory and Goaty Hill Wines team at the start of 2021, with a strong desire to explore high-level winemaking in two of Australia’s premier grape-growing regions – Margaret River and Tamar Valley.