Growing up in a pioneering wine family meant there was a high likelihood that Andrew Marks would end up in a life of wine. There he could have stayed but a strong spirit and curious palate led him to formal wine studies at the University of Adelaide, a long stint at the prestigious Penfolds, and vintages in France, Spain and the USA before returning to Gembrook in 2003. While working alongside Timo Mayer at Gembrook, Andrew set up his own successful label The Wanderer that allows him to explore other sites and varieties. His other love is the Melbourne Gin Company set up in 2012 and featured in Melbourne’s bars and restaurants. Andrew is warm and generous, and determined to do justice to the vineyard, the history and the legacy that is Gembrook Hill.