Frank is the Winemaker and General Manager at Bass River based in South Gippsland, Victoria.
Frank completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine Science from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW and AWRI Advance Wine Course Assessment – Cohort #48.
Frank combines best practice and analytical technology that leads to practical implementation in grape growing and wine making. Frank remains abreast of current wine and soil science research and continues to proactively adjusts to achieve the best possible outcome.
At Bass River, Frank concentrates on growing and processing grapes from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Gamay, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. The Burgundian varieties are the focus and passion of the winery and vineyard. Frank continues to develop all wines acknowledging the importance of “sense of place”. Frank continues to explore and develop links at Bass River between variety, style, climate and the land with an emphasis towards sustainable solutions.
Over the past decade, Frank has participated and judged wine shows, that have included Capital City, Regional and Varietal wine shows. Frank also writes a regular article for Gippsland – The Lifestyle Magazine.