Robert Mann joined Cape Mentelle as Senior Winemaker in December 2005. Born into an appreciation of wine, Robert is the grandson of Jack Mann MBE – a legendary innovator and character of the Australian wine industry. He shares his love of the game of cricket, foraging for wild mushrooms and belief that “cabernet sauvignon is the only variety that would be tolerated in heaven”.
He gained early experience in the wine industry working in the vineyards and as a cellar hand in the Swan Valley, Barossa Valley and Margaret River. Robert completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, majoring in Oenology at the University of Adelaide and has crafted wines at various wineries around Australia, Italy and California.
Robert heads up the winemaking team and is responsible for the ongoing development of the Cape Mentelle wine portfolio, ensuring it continues to be at the leading edge of quality and style.