Andrew’s journey to winemaking started unknowingly in his Nan’s garden as a young boy. This interest in gardens learnt in those early years led Andrew to the study of horticulture then eventually viticulture and winemaking.
After consolidating his university knowledge in wineries in Victoria and Sanoma, California, Andrew mixed travelling and working in the French region of Languedoc.
A combination of an expiring work visa, a lingering travel bug, and an offer of a vintage winemaking position, lured Andrew to the Barossa Valley. A fateful visit to the Hentley Farm vineyard in July 2008, gave Andrew the opportunity to take on the chief winemaking role for the growing brand. Given the creative opportunity and quality fruit, he has helped Hentley Farm to be identified as a renowned, premium Australian Wine brand.
Andrew Quin continues his role as chief winemaker at Hentley Farm whilst running Quin Wines.
Blessed to have found professional success and acclaim in his creative passion, Andrew’s accolades include 2017 Barons of the Barossa Wine Maker of the Year; 2015 James Halliday Winery of the Year; Best Red Wine of Show at the Barossa Valley Wine Show 2013; Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year nominee in 2013 and 2011.
Andrew also recently won the Best Shiraz at the Barossa Valley Wine Show 2018 with Quin Wines 2016 Barossa Valley Shiraz sourced from our own Cambourne Vineyard.