Meet the Winemaker Lunches

Join us for a relaxing long table lunch with wine guru, Peter Forrestal and guest winemaker sharing funny anecdotes,
fascinating stories and great wine moments fromWinemaker Banner their experiences and travels within the industry.

With bottles on the table and platters to share this open forum will be an afternoon of great company, great food and of course great wine.

Want to read a detailed first hand experience? Weekend Notes joined us for the first of the series – Paul Nelson, read about it here

Cost per luncheon: $105pp

2017 Schedule



Date: Saturday, Sept 9 – 12.30-4.00pm
Guest: Glenn Goodall from Xanadu

Who is Glen Goodall?

Xanadu Senior Winemaker

Originally from Northland in New Zealand, Glenn first visited Australia on a surfing holiday in 1989. It was during this trip that he began his involvement in the wine industry, working in the vineyard at Cassegrain Wines in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. A vintage at Domaine La Grave in Bordeaux the following year (1990) cemented Glenn’s passion for wine and he was encouraged to take up winemaking studies at a tertiary level. Over a span of nine years at Cassegrain, Glenn worked his way from the vineyards to the cellar, before eventually earning the position of Winemaker. During this time Glenn completed a winemaking degree (Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Oenology) at the University of Adelaide (Roseworthy), and gained valuable experience overseas including vintages in South Africa (1992, 1998) at Glen Carlou Vineyards, in New Zealand (1996) at Esk Valley in Hawkes Bay, and at Mac Rostie Wines in California, USA (1997).

After a short stint in South Africa, Glenn returned to Australia to settle in the Margaret River region working in the vineyard at Ashbrook Estate before assisting in establishing Margaret River’s first contract winemaking facility at Harmans Ridge. Glenn eventually found his niche as a winemaker at Xanadu Wines, joining the team in late 1999. Several months after the Rathbone Family purchased the winery, Glenn took on the role of Senior Winemaker at Xanadu and he has been at the helm since the 2006 vintage.

Glenn has an intuitive approach to winemaking, and a deep respect for the vineyard where he believes true quality begins. He recognises that it takes more than one person to make the wines, and is proud to lead a great team who share his focus in both the vineyard and the winery.

In 2013 Glenn was a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year Awards, and was named Winemaker of the Year in the 2015 West Australian Wine guide.

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Photos courtesy of Travelling Corkscrew