Cath will be chair of Session 4. Roadmap for a sustainable industry. Click here to see more.
Cath Oates grew up in the Margaret River Wine region and since gaining post graduate winemaking qualifications from the University of Adelaide in 1999, she has held senior and flying winemaker roles in Australia, USA, Italy and New Zealand, most recently as Group Winemaker at Mud House Wine Group (NZ) and Chief Winemaker of Plantagenet Wines. In 2015 she launched her own brand, Oates Ends, from the inter-generational family vineyard in Wilyabrup. She has a winemaking consultancy business and is a regular judge on the international wine show circuit. A highly engaged member of the wine community, she is a current Non-Executive Director of Wine Australia and has previously served as the Vice-Chair of Wines of Western Australia and President of both the Margaret River and the Great Southern Wine Producers Associations. During her time in NZ, she served on the Sustainable Winegrowing NZ Advisory Committee and is a passionate advocate for sustainability.