Our dedicated and experienced team at Tasmanian Vintners take great pride in producing outstanding wines from Tasmania.

Liam McElhinney

Chief Winemaker

Liam is a New Zealand-born, cool climate winemaking expert with previous experience in wineries across some of New Zealand’s most premium wine regions, as well as working in France, Canada and the United States. His career began in Marlborough, NZ where he worked for a number of esteemed wineries such as The Ned, Saint Clair, Te Pa and Trinity. He has won numerous awards, including the 2023 winner of the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red Wine and a Best in Show Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards. He was recently shortlisted for the Halliday Wine Companion's Winemaker of the Year 2025.

John Fogarty

Chief Viticulturist

John has been the Chief Viticulturist for the Fogarty Wine Group since 2002, overseeing the management of the Group's 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 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 spans 18 years advising growers and winemakers across premium winegrowing regions in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia to produce 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.