The Habitat Series - Volume 3
In this week's HABITAT series, we catch up with Sean from our Wine Room team. Sean first arrived as a backpacker in Margaret River 8 years ago, and was so taken by our Region, he decided to stay. We asked Sean what it was about Margaret River that made him want to stay?
"I would say it's the nature we're surrounded by... it's just so beautiful and pristine. Using an old Chinese saying 'it is done by a ghosts' axe and a god's workmanship'"
Sean has ended up living in Witchcliffe, a charming little town just 5 minute's drive south from Margaret River. "I have been living in Witchcliffe for 4 years now; the exciting thing for me is the short distance to the beach as I love walking on the white sand, smelling the fresh and soft sea breeze, and watching the sunset, framed by gigantic coastal rocks." Another plus for Sean is he is close to one of his favourite cafes in the Region, Yardbyrd. "I can walk my dog to the shop and sit there and enjoy the pause of life, saying hello to the locals."
Outside of work, Sean loves taking photographs, rears his own chickens at home for eggs, and also keeps fit by going to the gym. We asked Sean three interesting things he's learnt about wine in his time at Voyager Estate:
- "Wine is a never-ending story, which I find fascinating. There's so much knowledge to be discovered."
- "Wine is a very personal experience - connected to our culture, background and memories. But when you enjoy wine with different people, you are not only sharing the wine, but also sharing culture."
- "Don't judge a wine by the price. There are magnificent wines across different price ranges waiting to go home with you."
As our Wine Room re-opens, you should be able to find Sean, with his big, friendly smile waiting behind the counter to talk you through our range.
To read more about Sean, including his other top cafes in Margaret River, visit our Instagram story highlights.