Hailing from Perth, Matthew first began his hospitality career in 1993 as Chef then Front of house at Frasers
and Friends. He then moved to London followed by stints at cellars and vintages all over Europe. He and
wife Jo settled in Dunkeld in May 2016 where he drove the reestablishment of the Royal Mail cellar, to
include new back of house systems and a front of house tasting area. International awards have been
achieved for the wine list, including consecutive Grand Awards from USA Wine Spectator and Fine Wine
UK. In Australia, Gourmet Traveller Wine acknowledge the list with Hall of Fame status. Most recently, the
wine list achieved a national Best List in Regional Australia from the 2019 Good Food Guide.
- 2021 Judge