Our Team

Beresford Wines was established in 1985 by industry great Rob Dundon and wife Bronwyn. In 1989, wine production began at the old Horndale Winery – built in 1896 in South Australia’s picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula, with the vision of producing premium quality wines. Today our hand-crafted approach ensures Beresford continues producing wines that capture the timeless elegance, powerful complexity and unique essence of McLaren Vale.

To celebrate 30 years of Winemaking, Beresford has returned back to McLaren Vale and launched a series of premium wines to showcase the very best of Beresford and the terroir of this world class region.

Our Winemaking Team

Based at our Step Rd Winery in Langhorne Creek, our winemaking team skilfully craft our wines to not only reflect the values of the Beresford brand, but also encapsulates the nuances of the vineyard from which they were sourced.

Chris Dix, Chief Winemaker

Winemaking for Beresford is spearheaded by Chief Winemaker, Chris Dix, who bases himself at the Step Rd Winery in the neighbouring wine region of Langhorne Creek. Chris is a local boy who has over 20 years winemaking experience in some of South Australia’s most acclaimed regions including Langhorne Creek, Coonawarra, Riverland and Clare Valley.

Heintje Lange, Winemaker

Being Barossa born and bred Heintje grew with wine running through his veins and has always had a love for winemaking. While completing his studies in Oenology at the University of Adelaide, Heintje was working at Penfold’s Winery based at Nuriootpa which he continued to do until the opportunity arose to experience vintage at Rombauer Vineyards in the Napa Valley, California. Heintje returned to Adelaide and continued his winemaking journey at Yalumba, Nepenthe and Two Hands Wines before joining the Step Road team in 2011.

Our Vineyard Team

Overseeing the operations at our Beresford Estate Vineyard is a very passionate team, who between them have over 33 years’ experience working on this site. Vineyard Manager John, who has notched up over 18 years can tell you a story or two in his time and knows every aspect the vineyard has to offer. Both Christine and Mary have been working on the property for 8 and 7 years respectively and are a great support to John.

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