#TeamPrinthie

Meet Our Team

Managing a vineyard, winery and cellar door requires many moving parts and a team that is multi-skilled. We’re proud of #TeamPrinthie and what we have all achieved so far.

Ed Swift

Prior to making his way back to Printhie, Ed practised as an Industrial Engineer in Sydney and Brisbane. Subsequently, he heads up production at Printhie and is often the handyman on site. Ed’s interest and dedication to the wine industry has seen him hold the position of President of the Orange Region Vigneron’s Association (ORVA) as well as being selected for Winemakers Federation of Australia Future Leaders Program. Currently, Ed sits on the Board of the Australian Grape and Wine Inc (Formerly the Winemakers Federation of Australia) representing small winemakers.

Dave Swift

Like elder brother Ed, Dave began a career outside the business working as a graphic designer in Sydney. Having always had a desire to return to a farming background the move back to Orange was a welcome one bringing with him skills that would prove invaluable. Beyond his role as sales manager, Dave is also responsible for the Printhie vineyards. Having grown up on the Printhie property, Dave knows the soil and vines intimately and makes it his mission to ensure the vineyard is in top-notch order.

Winemaker – Drew Tuckwell

Drew began the path to winemaking in 1993, working as a cellar rat (vintage cellar worker) at the famous Brokenwood estate in the Hunter Valley. Completely hooked on winemaking by this stage, he gave up his career as a graphic designer and studied winemaking at the University of Adelaide. After four years in Adelaide and seven in Mudgee NSW, Drew moved to Printhie in 2008. Drew was awarded the 1999 Negociants Australia Working With Wine Fellowship and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, California and Australia visiting important wine producers.

Assistant Winemaker – Liam Parton

Like Drew, Liam is another long standing team member, joining Printhie in 2007. Starting out as a cellar hand, Liam completed his wine studies and now ably assists the winemaking process for Printhie. Lucky for Printhie, Liam started out in the IT world before looking for a new direction in the wine industry. So not only is Liam busy in the winery, he is also tasked with handling all the IT issues.

Viticulturist & Sales Manager – Charles Simons

Starting out in the wine industry in 2000, Charlie is a viticulturists by trade. Charlie’s passion for the wine industry has seen him work in California, Germany, New Zealand and now Orange. As Sales Manager for the central west of New South Wales, Charlie spends a lot of time with our customers and we’re sure it’s obvious to them how much he cares for this industry and our wines.

Marketing Manager – Emily Swift

Starting out in the advertising industry in 1998, Emily worked in Sydney for Saatchi & Saatchi before focussing on brand and marketing management for corporate organisations in the agribusiness and utility sectors. Emily brings a wealth of experience to Printhie and is excited to work with a product that she is passionate about.

Chief Inspector – Daisy

#TeamPrinthie wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our beloved winery dog – Daisy. No much gets past this little bundle of energy with a very big personality.