Charlie Lattin View ProfileCharlie LattinIntroducing this amazing human to the Cake Wines team, her name is Charlie and we’re pretty sure she has come to us from another planet. A self confessed dreamer and schemer, an obsessive “good-times” leader, there is nothing out of reach for this young lady when it comes to creating amazing experiences for people. Inspired by the changing world of wine, and endlessly curious about the world around her, Charlie is one of a kind.
Founder Glen Cassidy View ProfileFounderGlen CassidyGlen’s path into wine has been far from linear. A love for the juice began early in his adult life, developed through stories and colloquial teachings of his father, to a now trained wine lover and founder of Cake. On a diet of guitars, second hand synthesisers, and re-runs of Fargo, it's the collision of culture and commerce that gets him off…add great wine-making to the mix and he's likely to self-combust with excitement. Optimistic about the future of wine and beyond, Glen’s journey has only just begun…
Founder Mike Smith View ProfileFounderMike SmithMike is a misfit wine producer. His journey hasn't involved family acreages, winemaking lineage or inherited pedigree. Instead, it’s been a balls-to-the-wall adventure, strapped into a home-made billy cart, hurtling towards unknown horizons at the dawning of a new era in the wine industry. Mike launched Cake Wines on the smell of an oily rag, set to the renegade sounds of Tom Morello. The vision is clear. Make great wine. Do mad shit.
Winemaker Sarah Burvill View ProfileWinemakerSarah BurvillSarah has Adelaide Hills in her blood. From a young girl stomping round her old mans vineyard in her school holidays, to an apprentice winemaker destined for great things, Sarah is one of a kind. With a degree in Agricultural Science majoring in Oenology at Adelaide University and winemaking stints at Orlando Wyndham and St Emillion in France, it’s no wonder Sarah was a finalist in the young winemaker of the year awards in 2003 and now, a recognised wine-judge around the country. As our Head Winemaker, we'll often find Sarah in the bleary-eyed hour of 2am triple-checking the bottling line, researching pH levels or thinking about the next yield…to her it’s no biggy, to us she's a legend of the game.
Our Wines View ProfileOur WinesWe make wines predominantly from the Adelaide Hills in a small winery in Hahndorf, headed up by Sarah Burvill. We focus on making approachable, varietal, medium bodied wines…with just enough personality to keep you guessing. We also work with young emerging wine makers from time to time to produce a short run, premium range called our Young Wine Maker Series. We are stocked in a smll selection of wine bars, gastro pubs, restaurants and boutique bottleshops across Australia...which ain't half bad given we only launched 3 years ago.
Young Wine Maker Richie Harkham View ProfileYoung Wine MakerRichie HarkhamWhat started as a serendipitous chat a few years ago with a young wine maker, turned out to be the beginning of a fortuitous friendship now distilled in the contents of our 2012 Hunter Valley Shiraz made in collaboration with Richie. Richie is part of our young wine maker series, a small batch, experimental range that let's us push things a little and work with exciting young winemakers around the country.