“I have been technically working for De Bortoli since I was 16 but in a family business I feel like you are a part of it from the day you are born.”

Kate Webber is the daughter of Leanne De Bortoli and Chief Winemaker Steve Webber and the eldest of the De Bortoli family’s “Fourth Genners”. She completed a Science degree at Monash University, and then spent two years running the winery lab at the Yarra Valley Estate.

She has since flown the coup but stayed within the industry, working for online wine business, Vinomofo, as well as working vintages at Artesa in Napa Valley, and Mac Forbes in Healesville.

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Kate has plans to do vintages around the world, she is currently deciding between Burgundy and the South of France for 2019.