Belinda van Eyssen has worked in some of the world’s most famous wine regions. Having completed 20 vintages to date, her experience includes the regions of Bordeaux, Marlborough, Sonoma (California), and the Duoro Valley (Portugal). In her home country of South Africa, she was a winemaker in Paarl, a region well known for Shiraz and an experience that would ultimately serve her well in future ventures. Moving to Australia in 2010, she gained experience in wineries in the Barossa Valley and Langhorne Creek before ultimately taking over winemaking duties for the family business with her husband, viticulturist Daniel McDonald.
A mother of two young boys, life is busy for Belinda, but her favourite time of year remains vintage when her stained red fingertips reflect the meticulous hours spent in The Cutting winery. Belinda brings a fresh, international perspective while keeping true to Barossa traditions.