AN EXCEPTIONAL TEAM FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLD
Our team are well credentialed, serious winemaking chaps who have according to writer Ray Jordan won a staggering list of awards. But while stern faced about the wine itself, the rest is pretty relaxed. Margaret River is a cool and casual place to hang out so you'll find the personalities here very friendly and far from intimidating.
OUR WINE MAKER
Swings & Roundabout's Chief Winemaker and one of Margaret River’s most well respected and talented in the industry — Brian Fletcher.
Brian studied oenology at Charles Sturt University and began his career in winemaking in 1980 in Australia. Brian is an extremely versatile winemaker with a multitude of awards to his name. He is one of Margaret River’s most acclaimed wine makers with over thirty five years of experience making wine all over the world.
He has held a number of prestigious winemaking positions including Production Director for Casa Vinicola Calatrasi in Sicily and Chief winemaker for Evans & Tate. Although he is a household name in Margaret River and a veteran winemaker for the region, he is somewhat of a quiet achiever and prefers to stay out of the limelight and in the vineyard with his beloved vines.
OUR OWNER & MD
Andy Hopkins - Swings and Roundabouts Managing Director and Owner. Originally from the UK, Andy has lived in Perth for 12 years. He is a recognised name in the business world and has a background in the highly competitive automotive sector. Andy has built an extensive property portfolio in the UK and Australia. Along with Swings and Roundabouts winery, which includes the Swings Taphouse and Kitchen in Margaret River, Andy owns the vineyard estate on Caves Road in Yallingup where the Swings Cellar Door is located and the Margaret River tap house. Andy fell in love with the property and area and after sampling the rose he decided to purchase the company in 2015. Another addition to his property portfolio is an exclusive beach side holiday retreat.
People are the core of Andy’s business and he is always taking extra steps to make sure staff are a priority in his companies. His passion for philanthropy and helping those in need has seen his business contribute towards various community and charity groups giving hope to those less fortunate.