Wine Maker(s): Christian Knott
Harkham Winery is an award winning winery, producing a diverse range of wines from hand picked and sorted fruit. The estate was establishedin 1985 and the Harkham family took over in 2005. Since then they have upgraded the facilities and changed the winemaking philosophy. The winery is focusing on small batches of fruit, selected predominately from hillside vineyards in the Hunter Valley. Minimal handling, bottling without filtration, only the use of French oak and low levels of preservatives are just some of the techniques used by their passionate Burgundian trained winemaker Christian Knott.
Knott studied Oenology at Adelaide University. He has experience in Australia (Ashton Hills, Bass Phillip), New Zealand, France and Italy. Knott makes his home in Burgundy but returns each year to craft the wines at Harkham Windarra.
Richard Harkham is the managing owner and co winemaker of Harkham