Jack grew up a member of the Churton team. As school holidays coincided well with vineyard activities he was often found bud rubbing, training vines and doing the dreaded wire lifting. This commitment in the vineyard followed through to the winery and, as soon as he’d completed school, Jack began working Churton vintages as a Cellar Hand.
Travel and living overseas beckoned. First in England where Jack worked with Tanners Wines and then in Argentina for two years where he developed his sales skills working in the transport industry. He also spent time in Australia where he worked in sales with farming and food service providers.