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Director - Joanne Bradbury

Director and co-owner of 3drops, Joanne Bradbury has seen her vision of the 3drops brand become a leading light as a producer of stunning, premium wines and Western Australian olive oil.

Over the past 20 years, as the grape vines and olive trees have grown and borne fruit, Joanne has worked hand-in-hand with winemaker, Rob Diletti and viticulturist, Ray Williams to cultivate the unique wine styles of 3drops.

She manages the business and works closely with 3drops’ Australian Distributors - In Cantina (WA) and Bacchus Wine Merchants (NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT), as well as 3drops agents in South Korea, Hong Kong and China.

The 3drops brand is spreading far and wide as Joanne promotes her wine and olive oil through dinners, tastings and other food and wine events.

Her experience and expertise have grown over the years to include roles on a range of boards and organizations promoting the produce of the region.

Previous Board positions have included member and Committee Chair of the Wine Show of Western Australia, Board member of the Great Southern Wine Producers, Board member of Wines of WA (the Western Australian Wine Industry body).

Joanne is currently a Board member of the West Australian Olive Council and is an active member of Business Women Australia.

Looking to the future, Joanne will continue to focus on building awareness and sales for 3drops around Australia and overseas.

Joanne Bradbury
Winemaker - Rob Diletti

Winemaker Rob Diletti has been crafting 3drops wine from almost its very beginning.

Growing up at his family’s nearby Castle Rock Estate has given him a great understanding of grape quality which he believes is the basis for any great wine. “I just convey that quality into the wine.”

After school, Rob enrolled in the winemaking course at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga where he completed the last two years of his degree, studying part time, while gaining valuable experience working in the Eden Valley.

He returned to the Great Southern wine industry, gaining valuable experience before returning to the 200 tonne winery he helped design - where he makes 3drops wine with the same attention to detail he gives to his family wine label.

Rob, in his role as 3drops winemaker, is making wines that are fruit driven, balanced and approachable, but with the ability to age and develop. Rob has had many successes in wine shows around Australia and the wines he makes receive favourable comments by many of the nation’s top wine writers and critics.

Rob was awarded James Halliday’s inaugural 'Winemaker of the Year' in 2015.

Rob Diletti
Viticulturist - Ray Williams

Ray Williams was responsible for the design and planting of the 3drops vineyard in 1999 and has been responsible for its management since then.

He has been managing vineyards in the Mount Barker region since January 1995 and over more than 20 years, his business, Mount Barker Viticultural Developers, has expanded to include the development and year round management of vineyards.

Ray is responsible for all of the viticulture at both the 3drops vineyard and the more recently acquired Patterson's vineyard, supervising pruning techniques, crop levels, leaf plucking, irrigation and harvesting, to maximize fruit quality. He is also responsible for the management of the 3drops olive grove.

Ray Williams

Our
Distributors

Western Australia

In Cantina
 James Majer
 james@castelligroup.com.au
 0403 603 250
The Grocer
 Andrew Miller
 andrew@thegrocer.com.au
 08 9284 7100

Queensland

Bacchus Wine Merchant
 BJ Jull
 bj@bacchuswinemerchant.com.au
 0416 255 707

New South Wales

Bacchus Wine Merchant
 Jo Newton
 jo@bacchuswinemerchant.com.au
 0416 116 331

Victoria

Bacchus Wine Merchant
 Toby Stephens
 toby@bacchuswinemerchant.com.au
 0414 990 883

Australian Capital Territory

Bacchus Wine Merchant

 Justin Williams

 justin@bacchuswinemerchant.com.au

 

 


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