Oakridge Wines welcomes Cellar Door Manager Matt Metcalfe. Originally from Sunbury, Melbourne, Matt’s passion for wine kicked off in the UK 14 years ago.
Matt’s enthusiasm for all things wine related, brings a whole new dimension to the cellar door tasting experience. He thrives on his interactions with guests whilts serving delicious Oakridge wines. His favourite part of the day? Sharing stories and ideas across the cellar door tasting bar!
With a grin he shares his first day’s experience in the cellar door. He explains that one of his first wine tastings ended up with him spitting wine so hard into a spittoon that the liquid inside flew back up and his face was covered in the day’s tastings. Needless to say, it was a great learning curve for him and one that left him feeling rather embarrassed. Matt says he loves wine because it brings people together, it can be enhanced with the right food and it’s ability to develop and change with time.
Since starting in November 2015 Matt has hit the ground running and is very excited to introduce new tasting experiences in the cellar door. Guests can look forward to cheese and wine pairing classes as well as Gumboot Season specials, all happening during the colder months of the year. So grab your gumboots and join Matt for a tasting in cellar door, open daily 10am – 5pm!