The influence of our people, their ideas, passions and interpretations over the generations is what makes Voyager Estate what it is today. From winemakers and viticulturists to our gardeners and restaurant staff, meet the Voyager family.

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Alexandra Burt


Alexandra Burt represents the second generation of the Wright family who have owned and operated Voyager Estate since 1991.

Alex took over the management of the Estate in 2005 and became the sole proprietor of Voyager in 2018. Her vision is to guide the wine growing and making process in a sustainable way from start to finish with minimal intervention, to craft wines that are the purest expression of our place. 

Alex is Co-Founder and Proprietor of The Landsmith Collection including storied NT cattle station Bullo River Station, and other projects in development. All are guided by Alex’s philosophy of finding places she loves, then sustaining and nurturing them for generations to come. 


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Tim Shand

Chief Winemaker

Joining the Voyager family in 2022, Tim believes winemaking is closer to a craft than an art. Respect for the raw materials is everything, finding the beauty and deliciousness in the fruit that is grown and expressing them to drinkers with the lightest possible touch.




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Travis Lemm

Winemaker and Winery Manager

Originally from Adelaide, Travis joined the Voyager Estate family a week after his final oenology exam. For almost a decade, he has skillfully guided our winery operations from grape to bottle to create site–specific, expressive wines that push boundaries.

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James Penton


Born and raised on a farm in the central Western Australian Wheatbelt, agriculture is in James’ blood. An essential part of the Voyager Estate family for fifteen years, he brings his core love of Margaret River chardonnay and cabernet, as well as a flair for innovation and alternate varietals.

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Claire Tonon


Named after Clare Valley, Claire's future in wine was pre-destined. Now, with a wine career that covers cellar door management, events, wine education, marketing and export logistics in Italy and Australia, Claire was a natural fit for Voyager Estate.

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Michelle McManus

Head of Sustainability

An integral part of the team since 2019, Michelle is responsible for steering Voyager Estate’s mandate to create a sustainable legacy for future generations. With a rich career as a sustainability consultant spanning many industries and projects, Michelle is a dedicated and experienced practitioner, working with our team, suppliers, and the wider community to nurture the land that “literally gives us life”.

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Alex Miller

Technical Viticulturist

For over a decade, Alex has been a champion for environmental sustainability at Voyager Estate. Since 2009, she has played a key role in research and development – rolling out the Sustainable Winegrowing Australia Pilot Program at the Estate, leading the transition to organic certification and driving Voyager's membership to International Wineries for Climate Action.

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Travis Crane

Head Chef

Taking the helm in 2022, Travis Crane has a deep passion for produce-focused cooking. His philosophy is to “source thoughtfully, cook respectfully, and present beautifully” which fits in hand-in-glove with our wine-first approach to menu design.

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