Geoff Weaver is a South Australian winemaker and artist proud to care for a 12-hectare Lenswood vineyard. He and his father first planted grapes on the site in 1982, when the Adelaide Hills was best known for stone fruit and apples. I saw its potential for cool-climate wines and find great joy in continuing to produce them. Geoff's career began back in 1972, working in Orlando’s Barossa cellar. He studied oenology at Roseworthy College and returned to make wine at Orlando before joining Hardy's in 1976. He produced white wine for Hardy's until 1987, then became chief winemaker for the Hardy's Group until 1992 and worked with about 10 per cent of Australia’s grapes.On leaving Hardy's he relished the chance to focus entirely on the Lenswood property and its plantings of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. One simple thought drives his winemaking: to grow grapes of excellence in a site carefully chosen to suit its varieties.