After growing up in the small town community of Rupanyup in country Victoria, Craig threw his swag over his shoulder and set off for the bright lights of Adelaide. It was here he was to study a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise and Sport, and pursue his dream of playing AFL football or cricket for Australia. The fact that he was more successful as chairman of the social committee at Norwood than he ever was on the field was probably a more accurate reflection of where his career was headed.
In 1998 Craig and two great mates piled into a 1980 VB Commodore and took off in search of the meaning of life. After working on a cattle station, planting a vineyard, driving grape harvesters, mining for uranium, joining the circus, working at a mango farm, and commandeering a pearl boat, the boys finally found themselves in Margaret River. Since then Craig has completed vintages in Margaret River, the Yarra Valley, Beaujolais, Sonoma County, and of course, the Barossa Valley.
Even though Craig loves a great bottle of red as much as (and probably more than) the next bloke, his real passion is not the search for the greatest vintages, the greatest grape varieties or the greatest regions in the world.