Central Coast, California
Simon Graves was raised far from agricultural beginnings in Pretoria, South Africa and pursued a successful, career in professional windsurfing. His appreciation for the outdoors and healthy living as well as a passion for wine lead him to an education in viticulture.
In 2001 Graves began with today’s Treasury Wine Estates. He quickly moved up the company ranks, gaining experience working harvests and making wine in South Africa, Italy, Australia and the United States. Today Simon is the Director of Vineyard Operations, The Americas and together with his team is responsible for the cultivation of over 6,500 acres of wine grapes along the central and north coasts.
Graves values the fostering of best practices by dedicating his time to the local industry, currently serving as a board member of The Vineyard Team. Farming is a part of his personal life as well, with wife Hilary and two daughters they farm, live and thrive in Creston, California.Return to Producers Listing »