Michelle’s mind never stops. Between co-owning and operating Ridgemill Estate, she travels Australia-wide as a leading Community Engagement and Facilitation Consultant.
As the eldest of seven kids, she formed multi-tasking skills at an early age. A born strategist and organiser, she creates and communicates the vision and direction for the business.
After many days, often weeks, living out of a suitcase, Michelle loves returning to her ‘Happy Place’, ridgemill estate. For her, there is nothing better than waking early to watch the mist lift over the lake, revealing the vines.
Living for a period near the Hunter Valley, plus regular trips to the Barossa, piqued her interest in wine in the early ‘80s. So much so, she couldn’t believe her luck when the man of her dreams owned a winery.
Not content with just drinking wine, Michelle is continually intrigued with the science of winemaking. And, Martin is the first to admit, she has an exceptional palate too.
My mind is always ticking, gaining new ideas from my travels that we can use at Ridgemill.