Gwyn Olsen


Fascinated with science from a young age, it was Gwyn’s interest in the natural environment that led her to study a career in winemaking. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, she went on to study a post graduate degree in oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2005.

Since then, she has completed three vintages in France in Languedoc, Saint-Émilion and Burgundy, and held the Assistant Winemaker role at Villa Maria in New Zealand before being promoted to Operations Winemaker.

For her next challenge, Gwyn accepted the position of Senior Winemaker with McWilliams covering the pivotal role of building production across New Zealand and the Hunter Valley. In 2013, she was appointed Chief Winemaker at Briar Ridge, followed by the role of Head Winemaker for Davis Premium Vineyards and Pepper Tree Wines in 2015.

Ahead of the 2023 vintage, Gwyn relocated to the Barossa’s Eden Valley and joined Henschke as Senior Winemaker. Her exceptional winemaking skills and robust knowledge of winery operations means she has quickly become an integral part of the Henschke management team.

Gwyn’s enthusiasm and dedication to the wine industry, a passion for creating wines with a strong sense of place and the confidence to push boundaries in winemaking is evident in her success to date.

    Accolades and Awards


    Gourmet Traveller WINE Young Winemaker of the Year


    Len Evans Tutorial Scholar


    Australian Wine Research Institute Advanced Wine Assessment Course DUX


    Gourmet Traveller WINE Young Winemaker of the Year


    Fifth and Sixth Generations