Having just completed his 12th vintage as Montalto winemaker, Simon Black has a tremendous grounding and recognition for the vineyards that provide the life-blood to the Montalto winery, together with a meticulous understanding of how to vinify and capture the potential of each site.
Following his graduation in Oenology from Charles Sturt University in 1996, Black travelled extensively, nationally and internationally, honing his craft. It was inevitable that his love of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir would eventually see him settle on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The ongoing search for perfection is what drives Black. During his time with Montalto, Black has amassed 190 Gold medals together with 59 Trophies in regional, national and international wine shows, together with significant critical acclaim. He is a Len Evans Tutorial graduate and was also a Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year finalist in 2015.
See our 2021 Halliday results here, with many of these wines still available in small quantities.