Our dedicated and experienced team at Strelley Farm Estate take great pride in producing outstanding Tasmanian wines.

Liam McElhinney

Chief Winemaker

Liam is the Marlborough-born genius behind some of the world's most iconic Sauvignon Blancs, including The Ned and Saint Clair. During his career Liam has won numerous awards, including a Best in Show Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards, and was selected as one of the Wine Society’s Top 10 Young Winemakers.

Liam has been the Chief Winemaker in Tasmania since 2019 based at the Fogarty Wine Group’s wine processing facility, Tasmanian Vintners, near Hobart. His cool-climate winemaking expertise, both for the Group and contract clients, has already been recognised with several trophies, including a James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir, and producing the winning wine of the 2021 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge.

John Fogarty

Chief Viticulturist

John has been the Chief Viticulturist for the Fogarty Wine Group since 2002, overseeing the management of the premium vineyard sites across Australia. John’s interest in planting and training young vines is coupled with an ardent focus on sustainability and innovation. He is constantly looking at ways to increase fruit quality to ensure the Group’s winemakers can create the best wines possible. John is ably supported in Tasmania by Christian de Camps who has overseen the planting of the Group's new vineyards at Strelley Farm and Gilling Brook.

John has completed multiple degrees in viticulture and in 2017 was awarded the Langton's prestigious Viticultural Excellence Award.

Christian De Camps

Regional Viticulturist

Christian De Camps joined Fogarty Wine Group in 2020 as Regional Viticulturist in Tasmania and is responsible for overseeing the development of premium Tasmanian plantings across two exciting new sites. His extensive experience, including as a seasoned irrigation specialist, spans 18 years across premium winegrowing regions in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia producing the best possible vintage, regardless of the weather conditions.

He is passionate about sustainability and embracing new and emerging technologies that will achieve the Group’s goals. For Christian, viticulture is the intersection of art and science.