Great wines only come from hard work. The dedicated, experienced team at Deep Woods Estate know this all too well. Their efforts are rewarded by the superb wines we produce and the recognition they receive.

Julian Langworthy

Chief Winemaker & General Manager

Julian is regarded as one of the most talented winemakers in Australia with awards such as James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year, a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, Ray Jordan's Winemaker of the Year, and a Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year nominee. His impressive career has included vintages in France and Canada, as well as senior winemaking roles in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Coonawarra.

Passionate about producing regionally distinctive wines, Julian joined the Deep Woods team in 2011. Under his leadership, the winemaking team has continued to refine and explore the Deep Woods style, culminating in more than 60 trophies and 200 gold medals awarded across major national and international wine shows.

John Fogarty

Chief Viticulturist

John has been the Chief Viticulturist for the Fogarty Wine Group since 2002, overseeing the management of more than 350 hectares of premium vineyards throughout Western Australia, and buying fruit from over 65 growers. John’s interest in planting and training young vines is coupled with an ardent focus on innovation. He is constantly looking at ways to increase fruit quality to ensure the Group’s winemakers can create the best wines possible. John has completed multiple degrees in viticulture and has an unmatched knowledge of some of the best vineyard sites across WA.

John and Julian make a formidable team and at the same time enjoy a great friendship with their young families.

ANDREW BRETHERTON

Senior Winemaker

In 2017 Andrew joined Deep Woods Estate as Senior Winemaker. He began his winemaking career in 2008 after completing his Oenology degree and then focused on making premium wines that reflect their regionality.

Andrew has previously worked in the Adelaide Hills and Yarra Valley, and completed international vintages in Mosel, Germany; Burgundy, France; and Chianti Classico, Italy. He aspires to represent the uniqueness of the Deep Woods Estate site and make characterful, delicious, world-class wines.

Emma Gillespie

Operations Winemaker

Emma joined the Deep Woods team as a cellar hand in 2015 and was appointed Assistant Winemaker that same year. Emma began her winemaking career in 2011 after completing a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at Curtin University. She then gained experience in the United States working for a high-end small-batch producer. In 2017 Emma was appointed Operations Manager and works alongside Chief Winemaker Julian Langworthy to run the winery.

Emma is also making her name in the local judging scene and has been involved with the Perth Royal Wine Awards since 2016 where she has completed three years as an associate judge and two years as a senior judge. In 2020 she accepted the role of senior judge at the Wine Show of Western Australia.