The People

Behind the scenes at Deakin Estate is an experienced and enthusiastic team. From the vineyard to the winery, inside to our operations department, a culture of commitment and innovation drives our people -- a quality reflected, ultimately, in our wines.

Meet The Team


The Australian spirit of openness, good humour and integrity unites our team and contributes to the ultimate success of Deakin Estate wines.

Winemaker and Winery Manager Frank Newman and Vineyard Manager Craig Thornton deliver the high quality wines that have made Deakin Estate so popular. Our Operations team then oversees the wines on their journey from the winery to warehouses and shipping ports around the world.


Winemaker Frank Newman has decades of Australian winemaking experience.


Vineyard Manager Craig Thornton is meticulous in his viticultural care.