Tyke Wheatley is our winemaker and son-in-law. Since graduating in 2008, he has been Assistant Winemaker on multiple award winning wines. Tyke has worked at Domaine Buisson in Burgundy, France. He has been the Assistant Winemaker for Picardy, Happs and Three Hills, working closely with Bill and Dan Pannell and Mark Warren who are well-respected and iconic identities in the Margaret River wine industry.
Since joining the Windance team in 2012 Tyke has accomplished a lot; winning a total of 19 Trophies, 62 Gold medals and has converted our estate vineyard to Certified Biodynamic.
“For me, the most important contributing factor of winemaking is growing and sourcing quality fruit. Excellent fruit provides the building blocks for excellent wine. As simple as it sounds, this is a much harder feat than one would expect. I’ve been lucky enough that Drew and Rosie have poured their heart and soul into the vineyard and it really shows in the fruit quality. It’s going to be an exciting journey ahead.”