Sarah Fagan


Sarah comes from Cowra, NSW. Her family runs a large agricultural and horticultural farm. Growing up on the farm gave her a taste for agriculture, however, it was wine & grapevines to spurred a greater interest.


She didn’t immediately begin her career in the wine industry, instead, starting a degree in Agriculture at Sydney University. However, she soon transferred to Charles Sturt University in Wagga, NSW to undertake the Wine Science degree. 


While completing her degree, she worked harvest at De Bortoli, Yarra Valley. Initially this was for 3 months, however, as it seems, has never left. 


While starting her winemaking role at De Bortoli focused on white wines, she can now be found getting her hands stained with the red wines instead.


She has since done vintages around the globe. These include working for Ted Lemon at Littorai in California USA, Aldo Vajra in Piedmont Italy and Johannes Letiz in the Rheingau Germany.


She has participated as a wine show judge in several shows across Australia. In 2008 Sarah was a Len Evans scholar. In 2009 Sarah was awarded the Australian Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year award. 


When not in the winery, she can be found anywhere there is snow and a mountain to ski down.