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Our Team

Nicky Stevens

Nicky Stevens

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.

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Winery Team


Tim Stevens

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.


Derek PeiWinemaker

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Scott Gahan, Operations Manager

Scott joined us 2019, newly tree-changed to Mudgee from a lifetime in Sydney. A machine tool engineer in a past life, Scott joined us after years of travelling the world for work, which has made him an exceptional addition to the winery team, where complex, industry specific machinery can throw those less knowledgable. Scott, along with his wife and two daughters, love to spend time with family, throw parties, eat delicious food and have excellent adventures. Scott's daughters have both helped out in our restaurant and the cellar door, and his wife Elle worked in sales and events.

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Jaime Milton, Warehouse Manager

Jaime joined the Huntington team as a cellar door member in 2013. After managing Cellar Door for several years, Jaime is the face of Huntington at our Winemaker's Lunches, festivals and events throughout the year, and manages the warehouse, museum shed and all our shipping! After exhaustively travelling the world in her twenties, including several years teaching English in rural China, Jaime has settled in Mudgee with her 2 beautiful children. She enjoys spending time with family, adventures and experiencing nature.


Vineyard Team


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. 

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.

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Sales & Marketing


Helen Cox, National Treasure

With Huntington for over 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.

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Maddi McFarlane, Goddess of Marketing

At 32 our resident digital native has had more jobs than she’s had hot dinners but has found a home with us for 6 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.

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Clare Robeson, Data Analyst

Clare joined the Huntington team as a cellar door member in 2020. Since then she has become an integral part of our office management team, looking after data analysis and customer service, as well as working in sales and cellar door. Clare and husband Ernie settled in Mudgee with their 3 children in 2017, love the town, and are now avidly awaiting the moment they can move into their new, still-under-construction home. Clare is a gifted artist and photographer, and a fantastic addition to the Huntington team.



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.


Chris Holden

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 Extraordinaire 

Former publican and mother of two 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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