Steve Wiblin became a winemaker accidentally when he was encouraged by his mentor at Tooheys Brewery who had a love of fine art and fine wine. This was 40 years ago and because Tooheys owned Wynns and Seaview, the change in career from beer to wine was easy. He watched the acquisition of Wynns and Seaview by Penfolds and then Seppelt, before moving to Orlando. He moved from the world of big wineries to small when he co-founded Neagles Rock in 1997. In 2009 he left Neagles Rock and established Erin Eyes explaining, ‘In 1842 my English convict forebear John Wiblin gazed into a pair of Erin eyes. That gaze changed our family make-up and history forever. In the Irish-influenced Clare Valley, what else would I call my wines but Erin Eyes?'