Meet the families behind Redbank.
Get to know the people responsible for creating the beautiful wines at Redbank.
Meet the Managers
Chris Lindsay is a 4th generation King Valley farmer whose family farmed in the same location in Myrrhee for 100 years. The Lindsay farm borders the elevation652 property, the location of Redbank's vineyard.
Chris started working in vineyards at the young age of 16 and has managed the Redbank vineyard for the past 10 years.
When Chris isn’t amongst the vines, his passions include spending time with his family, 4-wheel driving and fishing in the great spots around the King Valley.
Michael has been in the wine industry for over 35 years. He has worked for many Victorian wineries and consulted widely throughout Australia and overseas.
Michael oversees the day to day operations of Redbank, along with the winemaking team.
Meet the Growers
John was the first Italian to plant grapes in the King Valley in 1977. John & Helen have supplied Redbank for 25 years.
John & Helen's families came from Northern Italy and were pioneers searching for new grape varieties. It comes as no surprise that John, Helen and their son Johnny have a strong connection to the wine industry.
Their story continues today as it began with the same proud Italian heritage, dedication and passion that results in the production of premium quality wine grapes from their highly regarded, King Valley vineyard.
Phil & Michelle Ross
Elevation652 at Mt Bellevue, owned by Phil & Michelle Ross has been supplying grapes to Redbank since 2003. Their property sits high atop a ridge in the town of Myrrhee in the King Valley with its stunning views to the alpine snowfields and valleys below.
At 652 metres above sea level, their cool climate vineyard planted in rich volcanic soil produces premium quality grapes.
Meet the Owners
Gerald & Mary Judd
Gerald is a well-known fifth generation Northeast Victorian businessman and the major shareholder in Buller Wines of Rutherglen.
Gerald and Mary have worked extensively to rebrand and reinvigorate Buller Wines and this experience is being directly applied to Redbank; both it’s reputation and portfolio.
Michael & Lisa Murtagh
Michael and Lisa own vineyards in Rutherglen. Michael has been in the wine industry for over 35 years.
He has worked for many Victorian wineries and consulted widely throughout Australia and overseas.
Michael oversees the day to day operations of Redbank along with the winemaking team.
Phil & Michelle Ross
Phil and Michelle own vineyards in the King Valley on their property elevation652 situated at the peak of Mt Bellevue, which also includes a cattle farm and bed & breakfast accommodation.
Prior to their involvement in the wine industry, Michelle was a nutritionist and Phil an entrepreneur who has started and successfully built various businesses in his career. Phil’s proven entrepreneurial sales and marketing skills will help guide Redbank’s market strategy.