Jonathan Holgate has been crafting wine at Tertini Wines for over 14 years, and has taken his passion to wineries in Australia and abroad.
Tertini's chief winemaker was initially studying an engineering degree at Newcastle University, but his focus pivoted when he started working at a winery in the Hunter Valley.
He then completed a degree in Wine Science with Charles Sturt University.
"Winemaking is very science-based, it was not much of a leap for me in thinking," he said.
"There are a lot of similarities that are science-based, but it still has elements of creativity.
"It is a good mix for me, and it helps that not every season is the same."
Mr Holgate also honed in on the craft of winemaking in Oregon before he joined Tertini Wines.
He said he loved the climate the Highlands has to offer to grow and produce premium wines.
The winemaker also mentioned that staff would now be preparing bottles after grapes have been harvested, the juice has fermented and it has been tasted.
Mr Holgate said Tertini Wines would also have a stall at the upcoming Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival at the end of next month.
"It is good because it showcases all of the products and produce the Highlands has to offer, and it gives us a different audience," he said.
"Everyone who attends the festival might not think about the cellar doors.
"Even though we have been here for a while, it can be an unexpected surprise for visitors in the region."
A selected bottle of Tertini Wines will feature in a pre-festival tasting pack full of bottles from winemakers across the region.
The tasting packs can be found here.