Our Winemaking Approach

Alexia Roberts is group winemaker for Penny’s Hill, The Black Chook & Thomas Goss brands, and a champion for the McLaren Vale wine region; in particular its Shiraz and Grenache varietals.

A passionate and experienced winemaker, Alexia has been winemaking in McLaren Vale since 2004 and has undertaken vintages in both France and Italy. Responsible for the production of many acclaimed wines, Alexia is no stranger to medals, trophies, awards and accolades both domestic and international; The World’s Best Cabernet’ in 2016 for Penny’s Hill 2014 Edwards Road Cabernet the pinnacle of her accolades thus far!

Alexia’s winemaking style is to craft elegant, fruit-driven, single vineyard estate-grown wines to best express the varying terroir of the three key sites: Penny’s Hill, Goss Corner and Malpas Road, with additional company owned vineyards now being used to source additional fruit.