Belinda van Eyssen has worked in some of the world’s most famous wine regions including Bordeaux, Marlborough, Sonoma (California) and the Duoro Valley (Portugal). She also has experience in her home country of South Africa where 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 finger tips reflect the meticulous hours spent in The Cutting winery. Belinda brings a fresh, international perspective, while keeping true to Barossa traditions.