About Emily Kinsman ("ECK")

Up until 2019, I was a Collins Street Lawyer, having grown up in the leafy streets of inner eastern Melbourne.  

I’ve always wanted to create, to make something. There is no greater pleasure to me than seeing or hearing someone enjoying something I made. During my school and university years I enjoyed making my own clothes, a meditation of sorts. I also found inspiration in the creativity of cooking and the pleasure of hosting, sharing my creations with friends and family. It wasn’t until my move to the Macedon Ranges in 2016 that the idea of making a living from the land started to form.  

Come 2019, I made my last V-Line commute into Melbourne and started my first vintage as Assistant Winemaker at Hanging Rock Winery. At that time, I’d recently taken over a small vineyard in central Heathcote, on the northern banks of Lake Eppalock, where I grow Shiraz, organically, whilst also working as a négociant producer under my ECK Wines label, sourcing fruit from an established network of Central and Western Victorian sites.

 Thank you so much for taking an interest in me and my wines, they are full of love, hope and a side of back breaking labour. I hope you enjoy drinking them as much as I have enjoyed making them.