We may be small in number but we are a mighty team at Wangolina. We have diverse backgrounds, interests and of course wine tastes but we all share a passion for our local region and our local wines.
Anita wears many hats; winemaker, vineyard manager and farmer to her 700 acre cattle farm. All with passion, pride and honour. In 2002 until the end of 2006 Anita travelled within Australia and internationally working vintages to gain experience and exposure. Whilst on the learning curve she developed a mad affection for Semillon during vintage at McWilliams Mount Pleasant, Hunter Valley (2001) and then at Rosemount in the Upper Hunter Valley (2002). Also a lover of beer, Anita enjoyed the Pacific Northwest region of the USA (craft beer central) and did 3 vintages there; Hogue Cellars in the Yakima Valley, Washington (2002 & 2003) and one for Amity Vineyards in Willamette Valley, Oregon (2005).
Closer to home Anita has worked vintages with Belvidere Winery, Langhorne Creek (2003 & 2004); Kreglinger, Mount Benson (now Norfolk Rise) in its first year (2001). After settling home she worked the vintage at Cape Jaffa in 2007.
Whilst Wangolina is home Anita loves to hit the road and travel when she can. Which is fortunate as she spends many an hour in the car and is a keen flyer. If there is a spare moment Anita enjoys hanging with her cat Schrapnel, gardening; especially growing Dahlias) and baking (she can turn out a pretty mean sponge cake).
She enjoys trying other people’s wines especially with friends and is a cheese advocate. Anita’s hair is currently purple.
“It is a privilege to be part of something which has been developed by my family over five generations. We are now creating a new tradition for Wangolina as a producer of fine wines that will be able to be enjoyed for many generations to come.” Anita Goode
Kristen joined the small but innovative team at Wangolina in 2011. Prior to being lured back to the coast, she was Barossa based working as a Brand Manager for Peter Lehmann Wines. Whilst a lover of the Barossa ways of life, her history, family and childhood memories are firmly planted in Robe and Kingston, so she returned home.
Now married to a local lad, Kristen is a mother to not only Marlo our resident Australian Shepherd, but a little girl Frankie, who has certainly livened the place up when visiting!
Graduating with a Bachelor of Wine Marketing from Adelaide University in 2001, Kristen has over 15 years experience in the Australian Wine Industry.
Nharess van der Stelt
Wine Room & Sales Manager
We are pleased to announce that Nharess joined the Wangolina team in September 2015 in the newly appointed position of Wine Room & Sales Manager.
With many years of sales & marketing experience in the wine industry within Coonawarra, Nharess has an enthusiasm for the Limestone Coast and a passion for local food & wine.
Recently married, Nharess and her hubby Andy share their home with their much loved and adored labradors Chewie & Doug.