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Our Team

Ben Miller and Simon Robertson are joined by a talented team of winemakers, viticulturists and staff – local and afar – who support the winemaking process right through to the point at which it reaches your glass.


Ben Miller Senior Winemaker Devil's Lair

Ben Miller

Senior Winemaker

Ben was born in the Hunter Valley, NSW surrounded by vineyards and fine wine. He studied Biochemistry at The University of Sydney and spent his uni holidays picking grapes in the local vineyards.

After Ben graduated in 1996, his first job was with Tyrrell’s in the Hunter Valley. Winemaking soon became a way of life for Ben and he headed off to Languedoc in the south of France and travelled through Bordeaux, Champagne, Alsace, Rhone and Burgundy; his passion for winemaking further ignited.

In 1999, Ben moved to Adelaide to complete a Diploma in Oenology, and enjoyed the opportunity of working vintages in McLaren Vale and Coonawarra. 

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Winemaker Simon

Simon Robertson

Viticulturist

Simon’s dedication to the site has seen him celebrate 20 years as viticulturist of Devil’s Lair. Simon is charged with the management, direction and growing of 130 hectares of premium Margaret River vineyards planted with eight varieties including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

Simon’s vision for the Devil’s Lair vineyards is simple: in partnership with winemaker Ben Miller, he seeks to cultivate the best possible Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay and continue Devil’s Lair’s benchmark-setting reputation for these varieties and the Margaret River region.

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Matt Godfrey Winemaker Devil's Lair

Matt Godfrey

Winemaker

Matt Godfrey grew up in one of Australia's premier wine regions, the Barossa Valley, in a winemaking family.

Surprisingly, it was Matt's early exposure to winemaking that lead him to initially follow different pursuits, namely aquaculture.

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Jarrah Prior Devil's Lair Technical Assistant

Jarrah Prior

Winemaker

Born on the Mornington Peninsula, it was initially an interest in the local viticulture that enticed Jarrah to the wine industry. However, after his first year of university, and a vintage in the Yarra Valley as a cellar hand, he knew he was destined for a career in winemaking.

After completing his Bachelor of Wine Science at Charles Sturt University, Jarrah made the move to Margaret River and Devil’s Lair in 2013. During this time, his curiosity for different winemaking techniques lead him to overseas vintages at Etude Winery in the Napa Valley and the esteemed Chateau Angelus in Bordeaux.

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