About Us

THE ROBSON FAMILY

James & Chrissy Robson

Working in the wine industry is a natural culmination of James Robson’s love of the land, from his previous work as a jackeroo, and his well-honed hospitality skills developed during his time as an Area General Manager for Rydges Hotels and Resorts. These attributes create a great base for running a successful wine business that produces exceptional quality, cool-climate wines.

With James’ leadership of an impressive team, Ross Hill Wines continues to leave a lasting impression with each new vintage of outstanding wines produced. James’ passion for the land and the environment has been a predominant driver for Ross Hill becoming a government accredited carbon neutral operation.

Chrissy Dimmick was brought up in South West Victoria with a strong affiliation with Australia’s bush and beaches. Her first introduction to Ross Hill Wines was driving the tractor during bird netting removal on Valentine’s Day in 1998!

Whilst raising little Robsons, Chrissy graduated with Honours in a Masters of Professional Accounting and is now the company accountant and director of Ross Hill’s 1994 Wine Club.

Chrissy and James Robson

Peter & Terri Robson

Peter Robson was born near Bondi in Sydney’s Eastern Beaches. After completing a chemical engineering degree, he worked as an engineer and manager in the glass industry in Australia and overseas. Peter later underwent a major career change and become national secretary of one of Australia’s largest unions.

Terri Johnston grew up happily in Orange and went on to live in London, Bangkok, and Perth before moving to Sydney. After completing a Social Work degree, Terri worked in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as private practice.

Peter was instrumental in Ross Hill achieving its carbon neutral status and is still hands on at the Griffin Road vineyard.

Peter and Terri Robson

Luke Steele

Born and raised surrounded by wine in South Australia, Luke Steele earned the Oenology Silver Medal at the prestigious University of Adelaide and he has since amassed an enviable amount of winemaking experience, awards and accolades.

He honed his craft in both warm and cool climates at renowned estates including Alkoomi Wines, Craggy Range Vineyards, Maison Chapoutier, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Jim Barry Wines, Reh Kendermann, Skillogalee, Dr Konstantin Frank and Lerida Estate.

Luke has been at the helm of the Ross Hill Winery since 2019 and has been working diligently to refine and refocus the delicious portfolio that Ross Hill is famous for.

Luke Steele