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Ringer Reef Cellar Door

Open from 12 noon to 5pm 7 days a week, all seasons.

Julie & Mark Holm

Mark Holm is the son of Annie & Bruce. Mark, his wife Julie, and their three children moved to Porepunkah in December 2016 to join Annie & Bruce at Ringer Reef. Mark & Julie, both winemakers, have taken on the winemaking and cellar door sales at Ringer Reef.

 Mark was born in Griffith and grew up on the family farm in Yenda. When he was in primary school the family moved to Mildura where he spent the remainder of his schooling years. After school he did a gap-year travelling around South America before moving back to Mildura. He worked at Buronga Hill Winery as a cellar hand. At this stage Mark started studying his B. Applied Science (wine science) by correspondence through Charles Sturt University. He graduated in 2011.

Julie is the daughter of farmers from the Mallee. She studied winemaking at Adelaide University, Waite Campus; graduating in 2002. Whilst at University she worked in cellar door at Chain of Ponds Winery and did vintage as a cellar hand at Tyrrells and Langhorne Creek Winery. After she graduated, Julie moved to Mildura to work as Assistant Winemaker at Buronga Hill Winery. Whilst working at Buronga Hill, Julie travelled to France and did a vintage as a winemaker in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. 

Mark and Julie moved to Griffith together in 2005. Mark worked for McGuigan wines and Julie for McWilliams. They were married in 2006 and moved home to Mildura in 2008 before starting their family. Between 2008 and 2012, Mark and Julie had three children; Nicola, Henry & Eliza. Mark worked for McGuigan wines and then Trentham Esate. When not at home with the children, Julie worked on a casual basis in different customer service roles.