Youngest daughter and fifth generation Campbell, Julie, is the winemaker and custodian of the iconic Campbell’s style. Eldest daughter Jane oversees all elements of brand as the Managing Director.
“Wine is in our blood; we’ve grown up with it. We live it, breathe it and love it.”
Together they have a shared vision to champion the region by leading the way with outstanding wines, innovative and progressive practices and an authentic winery experience.
They have added to the traditional Rutherglen treasures of Shiraz and Durif with Tempranillo, Roussanne and Viognier and say there is more to come!
Of course the soul of Campbells and a constant reminder of the gifts of generations past are their sleeping giants which are stored in the heart of the cellars – their world famous and unique Muscats and Topaques of Rutherglen.
“Wine is in our blood; we’ve grown up with it.
We live it, breathe it and love it.”
Fourth generation Campbell brothers, Colin (winemaker) and Malcolm (viticulturist), worked tirelessly alongside one another to leave a legacy of regionally distinctive, high quality wines renowned the world over. Their tenacity, integrity and commitment to the wine industry earned both brothers an Order of Australian medal (OAM), as well as countless other accolades over the years.
Colin was instrumental in the betterment of the wine industry, both as an innovative winemaker and through his work with Winemakers of Rutherglen and the Australian Grape and Wine Inc (formerly Winemakers Federation of Australia). He offered knowledge, counsel & support to the Fifth generation Campbells, and his brother Malc until his passing in May, 2019.
Jane has the very versatile role of looking after Campbells Brand and Campbells site overall.
After studying at university and travelling, Jane returned to the winery full time in 2011. She thoroughly enjoys calling the winery and surrounding property her home and as a board member of the Winemakers of Rutherglen, relishes the chance to help make Rutherglen a must visit destination. With its close proximity to the ski fields and with city centres such as Albury, Melbourne and Sydney an easy trip from town, it is a fabulous place to live – and a great place for people to spend time discovering!
Jane’s personal life is kept busy with family, horses and cattle along with a large garden! She loves to entertain and enjoy great wine and food with friends.
(aka Jules Ashmead)
Jules has the greatest role of spending intense moments at key times throughout the year tasting and blending the wines with the winemaking team. Helping to make sure that the Campbell wine style is in check and that the winemaking team continue to do the best they can.
Jules’ winemaking passion all began with the bottling line and lab work she did at Campbells – as it did for Susie and Jane too! That was followed with vintage work around the world and then some more long term winemaking roles in France and then back in the Barossa.
Jules’ personal life is overrun with three very active little men… She loves her garden and the great outdoors when she has a spare moment. She also loves to run (not that she is trying to escape anything!).
Winery Operations Manager
Ian Diver has been with the Campbells team for over 10 years. Working in the winemaking team alongside Colin and Jules, he heads the role of Winery Operations Manager, which makes him responsible for translating all the winemaking decisions into finished wines (of which he does a stellar job of!)
Paul joined the Campbells team as our Operations Manager in mid 2018, but is certainly no stranger to the ins and outs of running a commercial winery. Paul has spent the entirety of his working career amongst the vines, primarily as a vineyard manager, being involved in countless vintages and hosting at wine events.
It was wine and Rutherglen that brought Susie and Paul together and now married, he is very much a part of the Campbell family!
Together with Suse, Paul loves to spend time in the great outdoors with their dogs, and travelling near and far to discover new places, taste new wines and enjoy good food and wine with friends.