Our Team

After 25 years we are proud to have an opportunity to share our team story.

As our company has grown, our team has developed and I am delighted to acknowledge our team as the reason that we have such an amazing company.

Many of you have built close relationships with our team over the years and we are proud to say that many have been with us for around a decade.

Kel and Assistant Winemaker Nick Toy continue oversee to the outdoor departments including vineyard and winery. Evan Smith and Michael Conroy are Kel's right hand men in the vineyard, always ensuring our property looks incredible, including the gardens and vineyard, and going above and beyond our expectations on a continual basis.

I take on the overall management role including strategy and finance.

Naomi Armstrong and Jodie Chester continue to run all things data and finance, with Jodie now having been here for 10+ years and is affectionately known as “The Oracle”- a walking talking encyclopaedia on all things Feathertop! Rose McIlroy is our cellar door ambassador who has also reached the 13 year milestone at Feathertop and has her name on our Riesling label – that shows how much she loves her Riesling!  Eliza Stokie looks after our very important Summit Cru members and continues to fly the Feathertop flag at every opportunity.

Simon Buckley and Robbie Clarkson, along with Caroline Hodge who took out the prestigious Apprentice Of The Year Award at GOTAFE in 2017; are our dynamo chefs who continue to create amazing meals and house made produce for our Feathertop Providore range while Courtney Rossiter continues to do a stellar job looking after celebrations and events. Our restaurant with its beautiful views is run by a fantastic team of who all provide excellent customer service and do their utmost to ensure your dining experience is the best it can be.

In 2018 we are excited to have Melissa Antony head our Food and Beverage Experience Team to ensure we are striving for exceptional customer service at every point. We want to know that from a virtual web contact with you to our in-person onsite indulgent experiences we are providing you the very best experience allowing you to create memories with us.

Even though everyone has their allocated positions, they are all true all-round superstars – as on a busy day it is ‘all hands on deck’ and it is not uncommon on these days to see Jodie in Deli, Nick, Eliza assisting in cellar door, Courtney and Laurie in despatch and cellar door. Even Evan knows how to make a very good latte!

Our permanent team are supported by our many casuals and junior superstars who are always striving to provide the best customer experiences and service.

Together this team shares a vision to make Feathertop the employer of choice to ensure true sustainability. We share our vision and values with you, as our customers, making you an integral part of our family. We strive to make sure we have balance (sometimes harder than we would like) but the rewards are shared with a strategy of staff profit sharing.

Our team values are:


If you would like be a part of our team, please visit our Employment section  

Thank you again for your continued positive feedback to Kel and myself with regards to our team – it makes us really proud.

Janelle Boynton




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