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Meet Our Team

Kreglinger Wine Estates

John Hosken, CEO

John Hosken joined the Kreglinger Wine Estates team in 2015 coming from a background of agricultural production at Webster Limited and fast moving consumer goods sales at Carlton United Breweries. 

Since then John has brought in some of the southern hemisphere's top talent to the winemaking and viticulture teams at Kreglinger Wine Estates.

Fred Strachan, Head Viticulturist

Fred has a love for all things agriculture having grown up on his parent’s South Australian stone fruit and fig farm that he now owns with his sister.

Fred turned his hand to viticulture in 2002 and honed his skills with prominent winemakers Yalumba, before deciding to call Tasmania home in 2015.

Fred heads up the viticulture team overseeing the operation of our seven vineyards in Northern Tasmania ensuring we are able to produce all estate grown wines. 

Natalie Fryar, Sparkling Winemaker

Multi-award winning sparkling winemaker Natalie Fryar is renowned throughout the industry having worked nationally and internationally for some of the industry’s biggest names in a career spanning over 30 years.

Touted as one of the best sparkling winemakers in the country, Natalie brings her expertise and experience to the Kreglinger Wine Estates sparkling brands – Kreglinger, Pipers Brook and Ninth Island.

Natalie is passionate about everything Tasmanian and recently took the plunge to relocate to the island state after previously commuting from her base in the Barossa Valley.

Mark Carter, Production Manager

Mark Carter has more than 11 years experience working in the wine industry specialising in production, warehousing and logistics. 
 
Mark spent 9 years working for Queensland's most iconic winery before relocating to Tasmania to take on the role as Kreglinger Wine Estates Operations Manager in 2015.
 
Mark is a passionate advocate for promoting Tasmanian wine and has enjoyed the new challenges of exporting to a rapidly increasing Asian and European market.

Callum Czyz, State Sales Manager, Tasmania

Callum Czyz has been part of the Kreglinger Wine Estates team for over 2 years.  A born and bred Tasmanian, his passion for wine has been an ongoing love affair. 

With 9 years’ experience in hospitality running some leading Tasmanian restaurants and bars in Hobart, Callum has been exposed to both sales and customer experience management roles, which plays a major part in his position within Kreglinger Wine Estates.
 

Pipers Brook Vineyard 

Luke Whittle, Senior Winemaker

Luke’s winemaking career began in New Zealand, working part time in a West Auckland winery in 2007 while completing a degree in Wine Science at the University of Auckland. After several vintages in New Zealand Luke made the move to Central Victoria to work with the Balgownie Estate in 2011. 

Having gained experience in vintage winemaking in Canada and Germany, Luke was drawn to Tasmania in 2015 to pursue an ever-growing passion for cool climate wines. Luke returned in 2016 and in September was appointed as senior winemaker with Pipers Brook Vineyard. 

April Howard, Hospitality Manager

Chef April has spent more than 30 years working in hospitality and has accomplished just about every career goal possible. She’s owned a restaurant, worked around the world including stints in Europe and the Channel Islands and worked with some of the best produce available to chefs – locally sourced right here in Tasmania.

April is an expert in our estate wines and loves matching our local produce to our amazing wines. Whatever the occasion, April and the Cellar Door team are dedicated to delivering quality service to our customers. 

Norfolk Rise Vineyard

Dan Berrigan, Senior Winemaker

Dan grew up in Perth, Western Australia and at the tender age of 18 chose to move to Adelaide to study winemaking at the world-renowned Adelaide University Waite Campus (formerly Roseworthy) where he graduated in 2003. Dan has a great passion for learning and so began traveling between Tasmania, Oregon and the Russian River region of Northern Carolina, before settling down at Norfolk Rise in 2008. By travelling and working in world class wineries such at Pipers Brook Vineyard, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Hatford Court, Freestone Wines and Tamar Ridge Wines, Dan is able to draw on his experience of cool climate winemaking and apply it to our wines at Norfolk Rise. 

George Andrews, Vineyard Manager

George was brought up on a farm in the local area and initially pursued a career in the fishing industry which took him around Australia as well as to New Zealand. In 1997 he began his studies in viticulture, and in 1998 he returned home to help develop a vineyard on family land in the newly emerging region of Mount Benson. In 2000, George joined Norfolk Rise as the property manager and has been a major contributor to its development over the past 17 years.

Alice Baker,  Assistant Winemaker

Alice grew up among the apple trees of the Adelaide Hills, and after completing an undergraduate degree at Adelaide University with honours in Geology and Geophysics, she worked for PIRSA using spectral sensing technology to evaluate soils and drill core for industry. After completing vintages in McLaren Vale, she returned to study Oenology and Viticulture at Adelaide University. She has travelled, tasted and worked in some far reaching wine regions of the world including, Kakheti Georgia, the Okanagan Valley Canada, Chile, California, France and South Africa before calling the coastal town of Robe home. 
 

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