Who We Are

Yarra Valley Wine Women are a collaboration of winemakers, lucky enough to be making wine in one of the world’s best and most beautiful wine regions. As diverse in style and personality as the wines we make, we share the goal to celebrate, support, encourage, develop and promote the success of women in our industry and to enjoy ourselves along the way!


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People as the traditional custodians of the land we know as the Yarra Vallley and their connections to land, water and community and pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People today.

Caroline Mooney

Bird On A Wire

Bird on a Wire, where the Vineyard is the Signature. Bird on a Wire Wines sources grapes from exceptional viticultural sites, a bonus of knowing the Yarra Valley intimately having grown up here on the land. My wines offer an intimate look at the season, vineyard and winemaking while crafting wines that are textural, evolving and rewarding. Since becoming part of the Yarra Valley wine industry in 1994, I have spent the intervening years working to hone my craft year on year to obtain the unobtainable, perfect wine. In addition to Bird on a Wire, Caroline is also the winemaker for Zonzo Estate.


Sarah Crowe

Yarra Yering

Sarah Crowe moved to the Yarra Valley in 2013 after 12 years making wine in the Hunter Valley. A thirst for cool climate wines with their elegance and finesse lured her to the internationally renowned Yarra Yering vineyard. With a background in horticulture Sarah has always been connected to the seasons and says there is something unique about the vineyard and the wines that are born from the special piece of dirt called Yarra Yering. A long list of accolades since Sarah’s appointment have elevated further this iconic brand. Sarah is Winemaker and General Manager at Yarra Yering and a current board member of Wine Yarra Valley.


Nicole Esdaile

NE Wine Services

An experienced winemaker and wine business consultant based in the Yarra Valley, Nicole assists many of Victoria’s leading wine producers in optimising wine quality, operational efficiency and business success. Most significantly, she is the winemaker and manager of Centare Vineyard, an industry newcomer and high density planting project in Healesville. Nicole is a current board member of Wine Yarra Valley.


Cathy Phelan

Sutherland Estate

In 2000, Cathy and family purchased a mature vineyard at Dixons Creek, in the cool, Northern end of the Yarra Valley, and undertook further plantings. Sutherland is truly a boutique estate: Cathy is not only the winemaker (together with Angus), she is pruner, picker, cellarhand, cellardoor manager, functions coordinator, and the entire marketing department!


Maryann Egan

Wantirna Estate

Like so many winemakers, Maryann has taken a slightly circuitous road arrive as a winemaker. After growing up at Wantirna Estate, Maryann spent a few years doing anything but winemaking! But on return from travels in the late 80s, she completed her Wine Science degree and worked as a winemaker at Domaine Chandon. After stints across France making wine, Maryann returned to Wantirna Estate as winemaker in 1996.


Meg Brodtmann

Rob Dolan Wines

With experience that encompasses winemaking at some of the world’s top wineries and spans more than twenty years and three continents, Meg Brodtmann MW returned to her beloved Yarra Valley in 2008.  As a winemaker, wine educator, podcaster, wine judge and infectious story teller, Meg loves to share her knowledge and passion for the Yarra Valley and its wines.  Meg is the Brand Business Manager at Rob Dolan Wines. Meg is a current board member of Wine Yarra Valley.


Sarah Fagan

De Bortoli Estate

Sarah Fagan has been a winemaker at De Bortoli, Yarra Valley since 2005. During this time, she has been responsible for everything from white wine, rose and red wine making. We are trying to make wines which represent where they are from first and foremost. Clarity of site and season is paramount to the expression of our wines.


Sandra de Pury


Sandra de Pury is the 4th generation of her family to make wine at Yeringberg, a tiny family-owned vineyard and winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley, which was established in 1863. She is a qualified winemaker, and also has an MBA. Her first career was a chef, and she spent her twenties cooking her way around the world. Sandra’s winemaking is deliberately low key and unhurried; she strives to make elegant age-worthy wines that faithfully reflect the vintage, the vines and the vagaries of the weather. Sandra is the current President of Wine Yarra Valley.


Our Brands and Businesses

Founding members of the Yarra Valley Wine Women own, make the wine and drive some of the most recognised, respected and highly regarded wine brands in Australia.

Contact us

For all enquiries or to get in touch with the Yarra Valley Wine Women please feel free to send us a message via the web-form (right), or contact Nicole Esdaile:

+61 407 386 314