People

 

Ian Hollick - Founder & Director

Ian Hollick

Ian Hollick was born in Mildura Victoria, the son of a Soldier Settler Fruit Blocker. He studied Agricultural Science and immediately after this sought work as a Vineyard Manager in Coonawarra. After 13 years in the corporate wine business, he and his then wife Wendy, developed Hollick Wines on a 40-acre title which had been one of the original John Riddoch selections in Coonawarra.

Having been the driving force in the Hollick business for nearly forty years, Ian is now enjoying some well-earned leisure time, travelling and managing to play more golf. While the majority of Hollick was purchased by investors in 2014, Ian remains a significant shareholder and a Director on the Board.

 

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Christian Fraser - General Manager

With 20 years' experience in the wine industry ranging from retail, vineyard, and restaurant management, winemaking and administration in both Western Australia and the Limestone Coast regions, Christian is embracing his role at Hollick.

When not managing day to day activities on-site, Christian can be seen driving a firetruck for the Country Fire Service or as a leader with the 1st Penola Scout Group.

 

 

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Born and bred in the Limestone coast Joe went to university in Adelaide to become an accountant and came back a winemaker. After stints in Barossa, McLaren Vale and California the call of home saw him come back to the Limestone Coast Wine Zone, working at Wynn’s (Coonawarra) and Cape Jaffa (Mount Benson).
In 2010 Joe joined the Hollick team as assistant winemaker, developing his understanding and skills in the making of Coonawarra wines. Leaving late in 2012 to step up to a Winemaker role, he returned one year later to take over the Winemaker position at Hollick.

Embracing the outdoor life, Joe revels in the fact that all his favourite pastimes are just out of his front door. Dividing his time between fishing, hunting, camping, motorcycling and most recently learning to fly, Joe thinks he may have just struck the perfect life/work balance.

img 1874Stuart Sharam - Vineyard Manager

Local boy Stuey developed a passion for viticulture early in life whilst working down the road at Rymill in his school holidays. After gaining valuable experience at Redman & Zema Estate, Stuey joined the the Hollick Team in 2001. 

In his spare time, Stuey pursues his quest to breed the perfect Jack Russell pup and enjoys a spot of fishing. He also boasts an impressive trophy collection which includes the Limestone Coast Wine Show 2004 Arthur Hoffman Trophy for Viticulturalist of Best Wine, and the 2014 & 2015 winner and runner-up trophies for the Hamilton Jack Russell Dog Show.

Kate Jacob - Sales and Marketing Manager

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Kate grew up just north of Coonawarra in nearby town Naracoorte. Before entering the wine industry, Kate's interest in health saw her study and practise Physiotherapy, as well as complete a Master of Human Nutrition. In early 2014, Kate joined the Hollick Team, initially managing direct sales and marketing, before taking on a national sales role in July 2016. Kate is very passionate about her work and loves the diversity, people, challenges and opportunities it brings!

Kate loves travelling and trying new restaurants, along with holidays at the beach! Whilst she delights in all the city has to offer, Kate also loves spending time on her family's farm.

Marion Patterson - Cellar Door Supervisor

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A well-loved identity in Coonawarra, Marion will always greet you with a smile, and remember who you are on your next visit to our Cellar Door – even if it’s not for another five years!

A whiz in the kitchen, Marion’s sausage rolls are legendary morning tea fodder for the Hollick Team. Her wine knowledge and the useful information she imparts to Cellar Door visitors, both Hollick and local, are invaluable.