Born in Gawler, on the edge of the Barossa Valley, Craig grew up with the wine industry around him. He started as a cellar hand with B Seppelt & Son in 1983, firstly at Chateau Tanunda and then later at Seppeltsfield. He lives on a property in Williamstown, and tends a small vineyard.
Craig joined Grant Burge Wines in 1993 as Cellar Manager and was soon promoted to Assistant Winemaker in 1994, Winemaker in 1995 and Senior Winemaker in 1997, with his meteoric rise within the company being due to his enormous talents, leadership, inquisitive mind, and his unrelenting passion for winemaking.
Paulo Correia joined Grant Burge Wines as assistant winemaker in 2019, but this is not where it all began for him..
Paulo was born in Portugal in the well-known wine region of Douro Valley. He was raised amongst the vines in his parent’s vineyards and developed the love for grape growing and wine making early on.
He worked many vintages in Portugal before coming to the Barossa valley in 2016 to work as a vintage casual on a quest to learn more about different winemaking ideas and techniques, and of course there was no better place to start this journey than at Grant Burge Wines. After his first vintage here, Paulo moved to Illapara Winery and worked as Cellar Supervisor, before returning to Grant Burge Wines in his current position as assistant winemaker.
White and Sparkling Winemaker
Belinda joined Grant Burge Wines in 2008 and has been the White Winemaker at the Krondorf Winery since 2010. Belinda is passionate about white wines and particularly Riesling, which is the white darling of the Barossa and one of the true gem varieties grown in Eden Valley.
When it comes to Riesling, Belinda is 100% focused on crafting delicate, expressive wines that reflect the unique characteristics of each vineyard. This approach has been recognised across the industry with multiple Gold Medals and Trophies for Grant Burge Riesling in recent years.
Red & Fortified Winemaker
Matt Turner joined Grant Burge Wines in 2018 as Red & Fortified Winemaker.
Matt’s worked around the globe but was particularly fond of the southwest part of France, where he discovered his love for Grenache. Matt’s interest in the Grenache variety only grew as he moved to McLaren Vale in South Australia, where there are some of the oldest plantings of Grenache in the world.
Matt quickly became a big part of the McLaren Vale community by joining the wine show committee where he helped bring James Halliday’s Grenache Challenge to the vale and truly put Grenache on the map as a variety on the rise. Matt’s passion for Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro enticed him to move up to the Barossa where these three grapes are quite reputable on the world stage.