Founder, Hewitson, Australia
Dean completed his wine making degree at Roseworthy College, South Australia, in 1986. After vintages in Western Australia and the Hunter Valley, Dean worked at one of Australia’s most prestigious wineries in South Australia from 1987 to 1997. During this decade Dean achieved numerous vintages overseas in Beaujolais, Provence, Bordeaux and Oregon. He also completed his Master of Food Science in Enology at University of California, Davis, from 1990 to 1992. Dean founded Hewitson in 1998 with his wife Lou and is the Chief Executive and Chief Winemaker. In 1999 Hewitson was awarded Australia’s Best New Winery.