He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1993 where he won the chemistry award while studying Oenology. In his third year of the undergraduate program he worked as Assistant Winemaker at Tarrawarra in the Yarra Valley of Victoria.
He spent his graduate year as vintage Winemaker at Stonier Wines in Victoria under the guidance of Tod Dexter. After completing the vintage of 1993 he accepted a position as winemaker for Chateau Monbazillac in the Bordeaux region in France. His work took Paul to the Penedes region of Catalunya each week to oversee production of both traditional and non-traditional Spanish wines.
From Europe Paul returned to South Australia as a winemaker with Yalumba Wines in the Barossa region of South Australia. In 1997 he made the move to Western Australia to a well-known boutique winery, Killerby, located in the Geographe region of the state. Within a year he also undertook the role of General Manager as well as winemaker.
One of the Sandalford wines that really stood out for us was the Sandalford Premium Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia 2007. With
summer upon us we can not think of a better wine than this 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon. It has a typical Sauvignon Blanc profile but the Semillon adds wonderful citrus notes that are refreshing on a warm summer day. It also scored a Gold Medal at the Australian National Wine show in 2007.
All of these wines really stood out and many are allocated. We here in the Northern Hemisplere are truely lucky to have these premium limited prodcution wines for us to enjoy.