One wonders whether William Oliver could have thought that two women would be at the helm of the business he began in 1841? Because 170 years later, that is just the case.
Cousins and close friends Corrina and Brioni now hold two of the most important roles at Oliver’s Taranga. As winemaker and Cellar Manager respectively, these two talented and down to earth ladies continue to uphold the tradition and heritage of the generations before them.
After generations of wine growers, Corrina is actually the first of the Oliver’s to become a winemaker – convincing her grandfather to let her have some grapes that would make the first Oliver’s Taranga branded wine in 1994. Corrina is a wine judge, mother of two and talented patchwork quilt maker.
Brioni studied wine marketing and drives a mean forklift, in thongs of course. Her dog Patterson is a consistent shadow around her on the Oliver’s property, particularly behind the cellar door bench that Brioni now takes care of. Brioni, the daughter of Don Oliver, is a decorated sportswoman and loves a good laugh.