Winemaker | Director | Gardener
Sue Bell created Bellwether, based at the 1868 Glen Roy Shearing Shed in Coonawarra. She makes small parcels of fruit from 1T primarily for herself and some contract work for local growers wanting to start their own brands. Glen Roy also has a boutique campground, and hosts cooking and wine appreciation courses.
Sue has a degree in Oenology from Adelaide Uni, post graduate studies in Viticulture. She has worked for some of the smallest and biggest wine companies in the world, with experience in most SA regions, Vic, NSW, Tasmania and vintages in California and Bordeaux.
Sue has served on numerous industry boards at a regional, state and national level. She was dux of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial and regularly judges at wine shows. Her wines have won numerous medals and trophies and she is the current Australian Society of Viticulture & Oenology Winemaker of the year.
Sue is also a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, has a 7 year old daughter and won the blue ribbon for veggies at the Penola Show, she is currently trying to master sour dough making!