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Women in Wine — The ladies leading the way at Coal Pit
Rosie & Anika recently sat down with Altitude Tours to discuss our passionate female led team, our vineyard, and our favourite Coal Pit drops.
Rosie, the Coal Pit team are driven by females and has such a unique name and offering, tell us more about that?
R: It just happened that the best people I stumbled across were females and were all perfect for the various positions we had available at Coal Pit. As a smaller vineyard we were after staff that had the ability to multi task (naturally all females do!) and of course have the right personality fit for the team. We have been so lucky to have Anika our head winemaker as she has been so passionate and driven to take on new initiatives and projects that were outside her original job description! As for the offering, the name comes from the location – Coal Pit Road. This originally stemmed from the 1800’s with coal being sourced from a site in the Mountain ranges at the top of the road. The Pioneers would ride their horses to the site and fill their side saddles with coal to transport down what is now Coal Pit Road! Our team, paired with the location and the Coal Pit history make the site what it is!
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