Nicky Stevens, General Manager / Owner
After 14 years in global FMCG marketing based in London, Amsterdam and Milan and spending most of her days flying around the world on aeroplanes, Nicky joined Tim in Mudgee in 2008 in search of the quiet life. Hah. She took over the running of the Music Festival in 2009 and the business in 2013 - conveniently overlapping with the birth of No 1 son. No 2 son arrived in 2015. Always an enthusiastic consumer of wine, Nicky has thoroughly enjoyed learning what it takes to grow, make and market it.
Contact Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Stevens, Chief Winemaker / Owner
Rural journalist for The Land, The Australian and ABC Radio, Tim Stevens took to the vines after completing a winemaking course at Charles Sturt University. He bought neighbouring Abercorn Wines and then in 2005, after winning a number of awards, purchased the iconic winery Huntington Estate.
Gavin Cui, Winemaker
Gavin has a Masters in Oenology and has worked vintages all around the world. In 2016 he came to Huntington to support the team during vintage, then left to do another in Beijing and California. We were so impressed with his fantastic palate and wine knowledge as well as the way he worked with the team, we begged him to come and join us for the 2018 vintage and to stay to lead the day to day work in the winery. Contact Gavin for your contract winemaking needs.
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Scott Gahan, Operations Manager
Contact Scott at operations@ huntingtonestate.com.au
Ben Hughes, Cellar Hand
Ben has been with us for a two and a half years after spending a year in the territory mustering cattle. He’s really smart, careful, mature and thorough and just a fantastic worker, and we love having him in the team. He loves riding his motorbike and 4WD in his spare time.
Paul Winfield, Vineyard Manager (VIGNERON OF THE YEAR, 2018 MUDGEE WINE ASSOCIATION)
A man of few words, Paul honed his viticulture skills in Robert Oatley’s impressive vineyards. He joined the team at Huntington for Vintage 2014 after a brief spell as a baker (he makes the best churros you’ve ever tasted), and works tirelessly to nurture the vines and maintain vineyard equipment, infrastructure and the winery grounds. The vineyard has never looked better thanks to his care and hard work.
Hands down the best pruner in the Central West, Harry moved from The Punjab in India (where he worked on his family farm growing rice and cotton) to Mudgee to marry his wife in 2009. He and his wife are raising 2 lovely young daughters. Harry really knows his stuff!
Paul Baguley, Vineyard Consultant
Paul Baguley of PBAG Agricultural Consulting has 22 years of experience in rural industry from livestock and grain trading to viticulture.
Contact Paul Baguley at www.pbag.com.au/about.html
Sales & Marketing
Helen Cox, Customer Service
With Huntington for 20 years, Helen is an absolute treasure and worth her weight in gold. She’s our link to Huntington’s history – people and processes – our customer whisperer and worrier in chief. Helen is a keen gardener, devoted grandmother, a fan of physical culture and groupie/roadie for her partner Bob, a renowned musician. She enjoys living in the bush, gardening, walking, bird and wallaby watching and spending time with friends and family.
For more information on ordering, shipping and cellar door, contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Cowling, Head of Sales and Marketing
Another British expat like our glorious leader Nicky, Marc joined the Huntington Estate team in 2017, relocating to the area from Sydney. With a background in upper level management for United Cellars and 15 years of experience as a sommelier, Marc's encyclopaedic knowledge of viticulture and marketing are an incredible asset to the business. We are delighted to have him with us.
For more information on wholesale and sales events, contact Marc at email@example.com
Maddi McFarlane, Goddess of Marketing
At 28 our resident digital native has had more jobs than she’s had hot dinners but has found a home with us for 2 years and we hope she’ll stay for many more! She’s managed restaurants, been a travel agent, fundraised in London during the GFC and backpacked Europe doing bar work amongst other things. Maddi is our fierce warrior woman, a mad animal lover and is studying to be a wildlife carer in her ‘spare’ time.
For information on marketing, events and Music Festival, contact Maddi at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Jaime Milton, Winemaker's Lunches & Events
Jaime joined the Huntington team as a cellar door member in 2013. Since then she has become an integral part of our cellar door team, and manages our incredible Winemaker's Lunches and Festival Stalls throughout the year. After travelling the world in her twenties, Jaime has settled in Mudgee with her 2 children and enjoys spending time with family and experiencing nature.
For more information on upcoming Winemaker's Lunches, contact Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Robinson, Telesales
David has a passion for wine and over the past decade he has been actively selling quality wine. The last 8 years he was a Senior Consultant at United Cellars and more recently Sales Manger at WineFirst.... David has always had a soft spot for Huntington Wines and looks forward to reuniting with many of his Huntington friends.
Don't panic if you get a call from 0438 512 500 - that's David's callout line!
Chris Holden, Financial Controller
Chris, owner of Know & Grow a local book keeping and accounts company, works one day a week at Huntington Estate (Wednesdays) and oversees the commercial and systems elements of the business. Her contribution to the smooth running and good order of the place is priceless!
Alison Slevin, Accounts
Former publican and mother of two nearly grown up kids, Al is a bon vivant who loves good wine, food, company and laughter. Technically she handles accounts, payroll, insurance, HR and export – in real life she does so much more. She is a fixer, and somehow takes everything we throw at her in her stride. Everyone needs an Al.
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Music Festival Partners
Carl Vine, AO – Artistic Director
Carl Vine AO is one of Australia's best known and often performed composers, with an impressive orchestral catalogue featuring seven symphonies and ten concertos. His piano music is performed frequently around the world and recordings of his music on more than 60 CDs play regularly on Australian radio. He has an extensive range of chamber music alongside various work for film, television, dance and theatre. Although primarily a composer of modern art music, he has undertaken such diverse tasks as arranging the Australian National Anthem and writing music for the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games (Atlanta, 1996). In his role as Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia Carl is also Artistic Director of the Huntington Estate Music Festival, Australia's most prestigious chamber music festival. In 2014 Carl accepted a post as Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Musica Viva Australia – Artistic Partners
Musica Viva Australia is a unique organisation in the Australian cultural landscape. Music is our passion. Through our two areas of activity – Concerts and Education – our goal is to bring it to as many people as possible.
Theme and Variations – Piano Services
In 1995, piano technician Ara and his wife Nyree formed Theme & Variations offering tunings, restorations, sales and hire services.
Theme and Variations partners with many arts and community organisations including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, The Queensland Music Festival, the Sydney International Piano Competition, The Huntington Estate Music Festival and many others.
For the highest quality of service in sales, tunings, repairs, restorations and inventory management, Theme and Variations go to
ABC Classic FM – Broadcast Partners
Fine Music FM - Broadcast Opening Weekend Partners