Chief Wine Maker and CEO
Dean completed his wine making degree at Roseworthy College, South Australia, in 1986. After vintages in Western Australia and the Hunter Valley, Dean worked at one of Australia's most prestigious wineries in South Australia from 1987 to 1997. During this decade Dean achieved numerous vintages overseas in Beaujolais, Provence, Bordeaux and Oregon. He also completed his Master of Food Science in Enology at University of California, Davis, from 1990 to 1992. Dean founded Hewitson in 1998 with his wife Lou and is the Chief Executive and Chief Winemaker.
International Brand Manager
Since 1988 Lou has owned and managed a successful fashion business and in 1998 founded Hewitson with her husband Dean. Lou plays a crucial role in the branding and marketing of Hewitson. Paying tribute to Lou's support Dean has named LuLu Sauvignon Blanc in her honour.
From growing up in the Riverland & Adelaide, Steve went on to complete his first vintage in McLaren Vale at the age of 17, which was soon followed by studying at the University of Adelaide for a Bachelor of Viticulture and Post-Graduate Diploma of Oenology. During his studies, Steve worked for number of years in the Hewitson Adelaide barrel cellars, as well as completing vintages in South Australia, Tasmania, Barolo, Chianti, Rheinhessen, and Costieres des Nimes, before returning to Hewitson full-time at the start of 2011 as Winemaker and managing the winery in Barossa Valley.
James is a 4th generation winemaker, brought up in a Barossa winemaking family which dates back to 1919. With such a rich heritage of winemaking in his blood, it was no surprise James found a passion in wine. So in 2006, James commenced his Winemaking studies at the Adelaide University, graduating in 2009. He has gained valuable experience working in many notable producers within the Barossa since 2003. In 2012, James joined the Hewitson team as Winemaker, bringing along experience and enthusiasm to make great wine.
Cristina De Siato
Marketing Personal Assistant
Since 1999 Cristina has worked Pernod Ricard (Premium Wine Brands) providing Executive Assistant support to various departments including Marketing, International Sales, National Cellar Door and Human Resources. Cristina is currently studying a Bachelor of Wine Marketing through The University of Adelaide. Cristina provides administration /global marketing/strategic development of all aspects of our wine business based in head office.
2003 Vintage Team
Dean Hewitson, Stephen Dauris, Justin Tiller, Mariana Ranftl
2006 Vintage Team
Stephen Dauris, Rob Ellis, Lou Hewitson, Dean Hewitson, Stuart Hordern
2007 Vintage Team
Gemma Lyons, Stuart Hordern, Stephen Dauris, Christian Anthony, Dean Hewitson, Emanuel Miguez
2008 Vintage Team
Dean Hewitson, Stephen Dauris, Benjamin Le Berre, Emanuel Miguez, Stephan Barth, Rob Ellis
2009 Vintage Team
Sue Wren, Rob Ellis, Stephen Dauris, Martine Mainhaguiet, Bobby Rowett, Dean Hewitson
2010 Vintage Team
Dean Hewitson, Matteo Peruzzetto, Martine Mainhaguiet, Bree Evans, Miia Luoto, Juha Äikää, Stephen Dauris, Rob Ellis