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Senior Winemaker
Raised in the Yarra Valley, it’s easy to see why Travis has such a passion for the region.

Travis’s first interest in wine began in 1993 when he joined Rob Dolan (founding winemaker) and the team at Yarra Ridge (now the home site of Sticks Yarra Valley since 2005) to work in the laboratory at the winery.

In 1996, after working alongside a team of passionate winemakers for three years and with wine running through his veins, Travis chose to spread his wings further afield working as a Flying Winemaker in Europe, working with many winemaking greats.

With a background in Analytical Chemistry, Travis went on to study in Adelaide where he did his Post graduate degree in Oenology.  It was after his degree that Travis joined Rob and the team at Dominion Wines in the Strathbogie Ranges as Winemaker.  This partnership continued to flourish for many years, and in 2009 Travis took over as Senior Winemaker at Sticks.

Travis’s passion lies in the picturesque Yarra Valley, making premium cool climate wines.  “The Yarra Valley is quite unique as it offers such a spectrum of winemaking opportunities.  The broad range of fruit styles offered by the Upper Yarra, down to the Valley floor, means there is great scope for winemaking styles”












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