Meet our team.

This is the dream team that bring our food and wine vision to life! They are all very special to us and they each share our passion to provide you with an honest, wholesome and real experience; to showcase and share the stories of our patch of land.

This is your invite to virtually meet our team, so you feel right at home the next time you visit and we all look forward to welcoming you soon...

Ben McDondald

OWNER + VITICULTURIST + FARMER

Ben has been born and breed on Glenarty Road, which is what he most grateful for. He is loves the land and being creative, inventive and adventurous. His favourite thing to do apart from farming and being with family is boating and fishing. Which is fitting that his favourite place on earth is Hamelin Island. He has some classic Dad jokes which are getting better or worse every year and his life motto is, go hard or go home!

Favourite Glenarty Road wine – 2020 Pinot Noir

Sasha McDonald

OWNER + WINEMAKER

Our lady with a dream, a passion and the drive that has made Glenarty Road what it is today. Sash lives by her life motto and this to do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life! So, when she is not working to create this amazing food and wine experience, she is enjoying it and maybe sabering a few bottles of bubbles. She is most grateful for living in the Southwest with beautiful family and friends amongst the pristine farmland and environment.

Favourite Glenarty Road Wine – All the 2020 wines, especially the Chardonnay + Rose + Vermentino/Fiano.

Junior McDonalds

Archer + Scarlet + Maxwell

Peter McDonald

OLD MCDONALD

Our Glenarty Road collection that came to life in 2014. It is the combination of Ben’s hard work in the vineyard and Sash’s creative and respectful wine making philosophy. The wines are made for adventurous wine lovers who are a little wild at heart. A collection of small-batch wines, that explore alternative and traditional varieties. Made in a minimal intervention style, with natural yeast and low sulphur. Each wine is wild fermented in French oak barriques or 500L amphoras. Amphoras are terracotta vessels imported from Tuscany, Italy. They are porous, allowing the wine to breath, softening the tannins, driving the fruit flavours and capturing the unique and vibrant character of our vineyard.

Jess Widmer

HEAD CHEF

Every day we tend to and harvest our seasonal vegetable garden which is grown using regenerative practices and produces approximately 80% of our kitchen needs. We raise 1300 wool shedding sheep (Ultrawhite and Sheepmaster), a few Square Meter Cattle and a growing family of pigs.

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We respect the land and farm for tomorrow.

Scotty Parsons

CHEF

Scotty is an all-round good bloke… a little different but heaps of fun! When not cracking jokes in the kitchen you will find him fishing, playing the guitar, or beating Tom at pool. His best party trick that we can safely share is doing the Nutbush. His favourite place in the world is the Aussie Outback and he choose to live in the Margaret River region for the lifestyle and good people.

Favourite Glenarty Road Wine – Fume Blanc, because its delicious + easy drinking!

Bill Macintosh

ALL ROUND FARM LEGEND

A man of many talents and skills who we are lucky to have on the farm. He is most content when scuba diving, mushroom hunting or making tasty treats like our house cheese and charcuterie or anything bbq’d. He happy place is the ocean floor or his farm in Karridale, which is also what he is most grateful for in life. He best party trick is the ability to literally fall asleep anywhere or anytime and he lives by two rules… 1. Don’t panic. 2. 80% done is better than 0% complete!

Favourite Glenarty Road wine – Chardonnay because it’s elegant, crisp and matches seafood brilliantly.

Mindy Tan

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Amy Dyson

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Emma Hastie

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Jose

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Bronte

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Mat

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