Hamish has spent many vintages travelling between the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, California and New York before he enrolled in Winemaking at Adelaide University. After Hamish graduated in 2000 he took up the role of winemaker at Best’s Wines in Great Western where he was taken under the wing of wine industry legend Viv Thomson. Here Hamish flourished and his many achievements include numerous trophies, medals and Dux of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial in 2004.
Since joining the Australian Wine industry he has attained a vast experience and knowledge in a range of positions and regions in both Australia and overseas. Currently Hamish is not only winemaker and managing director of his own company but is also winemaker for Boroka. Previous to this he held the role as Senior Winemaker for Dorrien Estate in the Barossa Valley, Senior Winemaker/Winery Manager at Brown brothers Milawa and Winemaker at Bests, Great Western.
Following his forefathers’ footsteps, Hamish was guided into wine judging by Viv and is now a fifth generation wine judge at the Melbourne Wine Show. Hamish has also judged at Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Swan Hill, Rutherglen, Ballarat and Seymour. The Seabrook Clan have set an all-Australian record in wine judging at Royal Melbourne Wine Show with five generations as a wine judge, three of which have served as chairman of judges.
Hamish’s long-time friendship with Dean, and as winemaker of Boroka wines will continue to build Boroka as a Premium Australian wine producer and their quest of supplying high quality wines.