Charles 'Chilly' Hargrave
Group Sparkling Winemaker
Chilly has worked with Yellowglen
since 1999-launching countless innovations in the category and delivering consistency for more than a decade-and is the custodian of the Yellowglen house style.
Chilly's passion for making wine began in 1978 when he graduated from Roseworthy in South Australia with a winemaking degree.
He began his career making sparkling wine at Chateau Remy (now Blue Pyrenees Estate) in central Victoria.
After three years with Chateau Remy
, Chilly made wine in Mclaren Vale before settling in the Adelaide Hills.
In 1987, Chilly began his
personal journey to create the ultimate Australian sparkling wine.
began planting his
own seven-acre vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley on the site of an old apple orchard and set about creating some outstanding fruit for sparkling wines.