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Chris Hancock, Bob Oatley (founder, died in 2016), and Sandy Oatley his son, walk side by side up a wide avenue between rows of vines
  • Sandy Oatley, Executive Chairman, portrait image, dressed in navy jacket and gold tie

    Sandy Oatley

    Executive Chairman

    Andrew ‘Sandy’ Oatley joined his late father’s business straight out of high school: working firstly in coffee, then property, wine and now tourism as well. Today he runs all of the family’s commercial activities. A remarkably astute business person, Sandy is a Renaissance man in the true sense of the term.

  • Chris Hancock MW (Honorary), Deputy Executive Chairman, portrait image, taken in front of a large barrel.

    Chris Hancock MW (Hon)

    Deputy Executive Chairman

    Chris has worked for the Oatley family and in the UK market since 1976.  Trained as a chemist, Chris had five vintages of Penfold’s Grange Hermitage under his belt before he got snapped up by Bob Oatley.

  • Larry Cherubino, Director of Winemaking, in a blue and white checked shirt, leans against a vine post

    Larry Cherubino

    Director of Winemaking

    Larry is one of Australia’s most awarded winemakers. His chief winemaking roles have been in McLaren Vale and Margaret River. He has also worked in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire, Tuscany, Sicily, New Zealand and the U.S.A.

  • Debbie Lauritz


    In 2019 Debbie took on the role heading up Oatley’s winemaking team in Mudgee, New South Wales. Debbie has been working as a winemaker in NSW for the past decade and now has a strong affinity for cool climate winemaking. Before Australia she also worked in Alsace, Marlborough and Niagara in Canada.