Lisa’s wine instincts are distilled from her family’s four generations of wine making in Australia’s Hunter Valley.
However, true to her rebellious spirit, McGuigan curates her ranges unencumbered by geography, choosing the varietals she loves from the most reliable and renowned terroir all over the world to give the brand its iconic quality.
The quality of the wines themselves is another triumph of Lisa’s intuitive design process and collaborative approach to business.
They also happen to be considered the shining stars of the new guard of Australian winemaking. All the wines are made or finished off at a shared winery in the Hunter Valley, Lisa’s home region.
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Lisa McGuigan is a fourth generation winemaker from Australia’s Hunter Valley, blazing a new trail in wine. Whilst paying homage to the well-trodden path of her father, grandfather and great grandfather.
A truly rebellious spirit saw Lisa initially bypass a career in the wine industry, pursuing instead her passion for hospitality. While Lisa excelled in this field, she couldn’t deny her genes. Winemaking is in her DNA.
A GREAT IDEA
Hospitality showed Lisa a niché for Australian wines that speak to consumers rather than intimidating them. Wines that look as good as they taste!
A STAR IS BORN
Lisa designed and directed the launch and meteoric rise of Tempus Two, one of Australias most loved and successful wine brands. Taking it from a concept to 250,000 cases in just 12 years.
A GLOBAL WINE BRAND
Lisa McGuigan Wines is a truly global wine brand, sourcing fruit from regions around the globe, before finishing and packaging the wine in Australia’s Hunter Valley.
Lisa McGuigan was voted as one of the Top 20 Liquor Industry Identities and has been inducted into the Business Women’s Hall of Fame. She was also recognised for her significant contribution to business in the 2014 Hunter TAFE Alumni Association Awards.
Lisa McGuigan Wines has won awards locally and internationally including:
The International Wine Challenge, London
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, Spain
Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting, Adelaide, South Australia
Awarded and published in the Guide Un Vin Presque Parfait Tasting, France
Lisa McGuigan Wines produces three collections
In the past 12 months Lisa McGuigan Wines have been served in Business and Economy class on Jetstar and Qantas, showcasing Lisa’s products across the vast continent of Australia.
Lisa McGuigan Wines continues to grow and develop, pushing the boundaries and exploring new techniques and technologies across every aspect of the brand. Firmly rooted in the knowledge that ‘Life is too short not to drink great wine.’