Melissa - Cellar Door Manager

Mel is responsible for the smooth running of our ever growing Tallis cellar door space. Full of wine knowledge, with a fantastic palate to match, Mel is always smiling, extremely engaging, organised and accommodating. Everyone loves Mel!


Heidi - Cellar Door Kitchen Co-ordinator

Heidi manages our kitchen and is the talent behind all the fabulous food at Tallis. Her cakes are amazing and with a love of regional, seasonal, fresh produce, Heidi's creations compliment Tallis wine perfectly. 


Jutta - Office Manager

As the Tallis sales and Club manager, Jutta keeps herself busy overseeing the team and systems that support customer communications and fulfillment.

"I've always appreciated the flexibility and variety of this role and I never get tired of the gorgeous vistas on my drive to the office on the Dookie property,"  



Paula - Finance

Paula manages money matters for the winery and the Tallis broadacre farm. 

The Tallis office is just over the hill from my home in Dookie. It’s a far cry from the hectic tram commute to a Collins St office tower in my former life as a city-based accountant. This commute is like heaven to me.” 



Wendy - Packing and Distribution


Richard Tallis - Viticulturist and Winemaker

Richard grew up on the property in Dookie where the vineyard and cellar door are located. He knows the land and its geology well.  Richard selects and nurtures Tallis’ wine varietals. 

“We choose our grape varieties because we love them and they have a special relationship with the terroir and this unique viticultural environment.”



Alice Tallis - Brand Police

Alice supports the public face of Tallis and influences the food and wine direction. Alice fosters the cellar door as a destination for great wine and food as well as her other passions, performing and visual arts.

“I'm a big supporter of regionality and the power it has to help communities thrive.”