Christopher started his working life with a leading Adelaide firm of Chartered Accountants. In the early 1970’s, the emerging computer industry had much greater appeal and lead Chris to Melbourne. Working for a company specialising in artificial intelligence, Christopher was a trade delegate to London under the patronage of Austrade, and also spent time living in Singapore as an IT consultant to the Singapore Government. Later he was a founding director of a software company in Melbourne operating principally in financial modelling.
Eventually tiring of this, the idea of being involved in the wine industry, other than just as a consumer, resulted in a return to university to study oenology. Christopher started with the Boar’s Rock group towards the end of 1999, and has been a winemaker at Langhorne Creek Winery since 2002.
He has travelled extensively through the major wine production areas of Italy and China, and of course France where he has a particular passion for Burgundy.
Away from work he pursues his other major interest as a racing car driver in Formula Vee.