A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Conrad has over 20 years of experience in winery development, upgrades, relocations and detailed project management. He is one of the most experienced Winery Engineers in Australia. Based in Adelaide, his recent projects include major upgrades to a 75,000 Tonne winery in Mildura and a high-end boutique winery in the Yarra Valley. As the former National Engineering Manager for Accolade wines (previously BRL Hardy) Conrad has developed and managed winery building projects in Canberra, the Clare Valley, Yarra Valley, Riverland, McLaren Vale, Margaret River, Swan Valley and Tasmania. Internationally, he was also responsible for a winery in Chile and has toured extensively, giving him a very broad industry understanding. Prior to specialising in the wine industry, Conrad spent 12 years in manufacturing and construction in the mining, food production and car sectors.