Meet Our Winemaker
AN INTERNATIONAL LEADER
Wayne Donaldson has been a leader in the international wine industry for nearly three decades, working in many of the world’s finest wine-growing regions including Champagne, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and California. His career began in his homeland of Australia.
In 1988, Wayne became a founding member of the Domaine Chandon Australia winemaking team, where he rose to Chief Winemaker and Operations Manager, creating both a sparkling wine and still wine portfolio. He took over winemaking for Josh Cellars in 2009, and has achieved 90+ scores on a variety of Josh Cellars wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and the North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon from the Reserve portfolio.