|About the Winemakers|
James is Giovanni Patritti’s grandson and he carries on the family tradition of winemaking at the Dover Gardens winery. His career at the winery began around the same time he learned to walk and he has been there ever since. James took on the role of winemaker in 2002 and he is also responsible for managing the company’s owned and leased vineyards.
Ben's love for the wine industry began when he took his first job in the vineyards of McLaren Vale, immediately after finishing high school. He’d planned to work for a year before studying engineering at university. It wasn’t long before the lure of the industry captured him and he changed his university preferences to study Oenology at the University of Adelaide.