Michelini Wines continues the family tradition which is now into its 3rd generation. Founder, Father and Patriach Emo Michelini and sons Dino & Ilario Michelini and now 3rd Generation Kane Michelini.
Kane Michelini, Sales and Marketing
Kane leads our Sales and Marketing function. He and his team work closely with Distributors, Retail Groups and Direct-To-Comsumer customers to provide the opportunity for everyone to taste our amazing wines. Kane explains “We want to create the family experience!” Continually innovating and changing to ensure our customers get the best customer experience.
Kane is also a qualified Structural Engineer from RMIT University. After spending nearly a decade in Melbourne working in Sales and Operations for multimillion dollar construction brands, Kane decided to move back home to work at the family winery.
Kane enjoys the outdoors and hobbies include fishing, camping and water skiing. On the odd weekend in Winter you may even see Kane running around for the local Myrtleford Saints Football club.
Kane Michelini can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo McIntyre, Cellar Door Manager
A key pillar of the Michelini Wines team, Jo brings with her a strong hospitality background. Previously working in some of the best 5 star hotels & resorts in Australia and overseas. Jo now calls the Alpine Region home and has been with the company for over a decade. Her passion for customer service and wine is exceptional.
Jo is also a strong community volunteer enjoys exploring our amazing region. When not in Cellar Door you will find her out and about walking the rail trail, in her garden or catching up with family and friends enjoying great food & wine.
Jo McIntyre can be contacted at email@example.com.
Matt Kilby, Winemaker
Matt Kilby comes with well over a decade of experience in the wine industry. Fresh out of high school, Matts first job was in liquor retail and it is there that the love affair with wine began. Years exploring the classic varieties and iconic Australian regions laid the foundation for a passion for wine that never really let go.
Matt is a firm believer in wines that ‘tell a story’ –
“The concept of terroir is that whatever inputs go into making wine are ultimately borne out in the final product. Everything from the formation of the land in which the fruit is grown through to the individual season and the influence of the winemaker can be seen in a glass of wine.”
With Matt’s expert guidance, the Michelini family’s Buckland Valley vineyards and winemaking traditions of some 150 years provide a heritage that will continue to be honored under the Michelini label.
Matt Kilby can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dino & Ilario Michelini, Directors
Ilario is the eldest son to founder Emo Michelini. Since leaving school at 15, Ilario was right there at the beginning for the Michelini Wines story in Australia. From planting the first vines, to expanding the vineyard and overseeing the construction of the Winery and Cellar Door. Still to this day Ilario oversees and manages all new capital aquisitions and maintenance and repair operations.
Dino is the youngest of Emo’s children. Having a Diploma in Viticulture Dino manages the family vineyard however his primary responsibilities are the running of all the finance activities of Michelini Wines. Still to this day you can still see him in the vineyard putting in the extra work, just for the love and art of growing grapes. His passion for grapes started at a very early age with most weekends and afterschool being spent up at the family farm with his dad Emo and brother Ilario.
Dino is married to Marlinda and they have 2 children, Jade and Kane. Now a grandfather Dino loves spending time with the grandchildren and taking them for joyrides in the tractor. Dino also has a passion for motorsport and hotrods. His pride and joy is a GTS Monaro.
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