Winemaker, Cathiard Vineyard
In April 2021, Justine Labbé arrived to the Cathiard property from France to become the general manager and winemaker. While she previously worked a harvest at Pine Ridge Winery, the first time she visited Cathiard Vineyard was in April.
Some of her previous experiences included working two harvests at Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a harvest at Moss Creek in Margaret River, Australia and living in very rural Cambodia for the better part of a year introducing agricultural practices and specific crops including permaculture to villages.
Country born: France
Years in the wine industry: 5 years