Geoff Thompson holding a bottle of Grounded Cru Sparkling



We want you to know the people behind your favourite Grounded Cru wine, so we're introducing you to the team! Say hi to Joffa. đź‘‹


Wine regions worked in: Central Victoria and McLaren Vale.

Favourite wine region: McLaren Vale, of course!

Favourite grape variety: Shiraz, plus Grenache.. and blends of!

Favourite food: Thai and Vietnamese.

Worst colleague to room with: Has to be Jacko!

Family: Partner Bec and daughters Millie (21) and Rosie (18).

Pets: Recently departed best dog in the world, 13 and a half year old Border Collie Lenny. We also love the kookaburras, magpies, and koalas at home!

Favourite sporting team: St Kilda – life long tragic!

Favourite band/s: You Am I and anything Tim Rogers does! Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Junior, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Mazzy Star – I seriously love music!

Favourite movie/s: Pulp Fiction and Princess Bride.

Lucky number:  7.

Hometown: Belair, Adelaide. 

If you weren't a winemaker, what would be your dream job? Musician, ideally a member of You Am I! Even though I can't sing or play a single instrument; I was too busy playing sport as a kid!

Fun fact: Winemaking is my second career – my first was in the photographic industry with Kodak in Melbourne and the USA. I had an early mid-life career crisis in my late 20’s, followed my dreams, went back to Uni and became a winemaker!