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.
Owner + Maker + Grower
Anita has been a 'part of the fabric' at Wangolina since inception, working in every facet of the family business. Graduating with an Oenology degree at Adelaide University in 2001, she went on to work consecutive vintages overseas and within Australia to broaden her knowledge, exposure and experience before returning to her home in Mt Benson. Taking the reins as sole Owner/ Director in 2013, she has continued to evolve the Wangolina range and vineyard plantings to capitalise on the cool climate regionality and coastal capabilites of Mt Benson.
Anita wears many hats at Wangolina; winemaker, vineyard manager and farmer to her 700 acre cattle farm. All of these roles she fulfils with passion, pride and dedication.
Whilst on her vintage learning journey she developed a mad affection for Semillon whilst working at McWilliams Mount Pleasant, Hunter Valley (2001) and then further at Rosemount in the Upper Hunter Valley (2002). She has continued to champion Semillon as a variety and modern wine style, with a planting in the Wangolina vineyard.
Also a lover of beer, she particularly 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 will always be home Anita loves to travel when she can. Which is fortunate as she spends many an hour in the car for vintage. If there is a spare moment Anita enjoys hanging with her cat Schrapnel, gardening; especially growing Dahlias through her side business Le Flor 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 fanatic, always in search of a new style and taste.
“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
SA Sales Representative
Georgia is a local from way back, growing up on a property not too far down the road from us here at Wangolina, growing close to the Goode family at an early age. While she is a country girl at heart, the city of Adelaide is now where she calls home.
Georgia has come to us with a long-standing in the wine industry. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, she first landed a role in the Barossa while at the same time completing a Master's in Wine Business before joining a wine collective in Adelaide. She has worn many hats in the industry from distribution and export through to production and marketing and now breaking into sales, showcasing just how passionate she is about the wine biz.
As a self-described list person known for her amazing organisational skills, we are excited to have her on board with all the organised chaos here at Wangolina along with her bubbly personality, 90’s pop playlist and service with a smile. Georgia enjoys the simple things in life, walking her dog, grabbing an almond flat white from her local and catching up with a glass of bubbles with her mates. You can catch her with a glass of our Gruner in hand. “I’m a sucker for a great white wine and this just ticks all of the boxes, fresh, crisp and mouth-watering acidity that leaves you wanting more”
Cellar Door Co-ordinator
Dan grew up getting his hands dirty in local vineyards in the Limestone Coast giving him a real taste for the wine industry. Originally studying as an Architect, he enjoyed his side gig in wine retail more and decided to jump headfirst into a winery in the Clare Valley. Chasing his love of wine to Melbourne, his eyes were opened to new trends in wine both locally and internationally working in a wine retail store as a manager for eight years. He has a WSET III to round out his skills.
Always a friendly face at our Cellar Door, Dan brings with him amazing skills in direct-to-consumer communication. He is passionate and enthusiastic about the Limestone Coast and enjoys encouraging others to try alternative and classic wines, perfectly pairing with our range of wines expressing both of these styles. Dan enjoys many things, most of all a stocked shelf of Amaro choices to sip on, or a whiskey on the sofa with his dog Fergus whilst watching his beloved Port Adelaide FC, and time in the garden as he has quite the green thumb including his own beehive. But his favourite thing is pursuing a good bakery with his lovely wife and two boys. At knock-off time you will see him with our Gruner Veltliner that showcases the Mount Benson cool climate in all of its glory or as it cools down, a glass of Originals Syrah admiring Anita’s pursuit of texture.