Our Educators are professionally involved in the wine industry,
from wine-making and marketing through to fine wine retailing and research.
They are dedicated to sharing the knowledge, personal stories,
expertise and experience gained through their years in the Australian wine industry.
Hylton McLean has held several roles within the wine industry with a career spanning over 30 years. During an academic career at Roseworthy and later at the University of Adelaide, Hylton taught and conducted research in Oenology. Then, after serving 10 years as the senior winemaker at Orlando wines, Hylton and his partner Jane Bromley fulfilled their dream of establishing a vineyard on their doorstep, producing small-batch cool-climate wines. Their winery Honey Moon Vineyard is located in the Adelaide Hills and their Shiraz was recently awarded the inaugural trophy for Best Wine of Provenance in the 2017 Adelaide Hills Wine Show. Hylton’s love for wine and commitment to the industry shines through in everything he touches.
Driven by a love for all things gastronomic, Jarrod has been working with wines since the year 2000. Jarrod’s experience lies primarily in sales, fine wine retail and wine marketing, but he also boasts hands-on experience having completed vintages both here in Australia and in Europe. He gained a degree in Wine Marketing in 2003 at the University of Adelaide and is currently extending his knowledge further by studying for his Masters of Gastronomic Tourism. Jarrod is in his element anytime he discusses the enjoyment factor matching wine and food can bring to everyday life and, luckily for us, his passion is highly contagious!
Yaelle Saltman has a background in winemaking, the art of wine sensory and in food & wine pairing. In 2001 Yaelle completed her Oenology degree from the University of Adelaide. Fresh from Uni, she then travelled the world, working her way from cellar hand to head winemaker in wineries in Bordeaux, the Napa Valley, New Zealand and Israel. In 2011 Yaelle began a PhD with a focus on wine sensory at the University of Adelaide, and since its completion, Yaelle has been working on a range of sensory projects at the University as a sensory panel leader. Yaelle truly loves the opportunity being a wine educator and wine communicator gives her to share the stories, knowledge and experience she has collected throughout her career.
Patrick Manning is a highly competent and passionate Wine Educator with over 20 years’ experience in the wine industry. During his career, Patrick has developed and delivered educational and training programs for some of Australia’s largest wine companies and retail groups as well as for the general public. Now in HR Operations for a wine business, Patrick has been working his side hustle as a presenter for the National Wine Education & Training Centre since 2006 and spends his downtime keeping his eyes peeled on interesting wine trends and new releases.