No winemaker’s career starts newborn with receiving a degree in oenology at the University of Adelaide. The desire to make wine comes well before the inception to the studies. Some string the process out, others don’t even undertake the process. Nick Spencer didn’t procrastinate. In the early years he worked for Rosemount Estate, Coldstream Hills, Madew Wines and Tertini. He won the biggest wine show trophy in 2009: the Jimmy Watson; in ’11 he was a Len Evans Tutorial scholar and in ’14 was a finalist in the Young Gun of Wine and a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year. He has travelled extensively through France, NZ and California, and in ’14 made wine in Khakheti in Georgia. Having lead the team at Eden Road for 7 years, he finally moved to establish his own business in ’17. His 2 regions of interest are Tumbarumba and Gundagai – adjoining but very different. The quality of his wines from Gundagai make him the captain of that ship.