Coby Ladwig grew up in Denmark, Western Australia and was often seen as a youngster playing in the vineyards where his mother worked after school. This meant it was only a matter of time before Coby joined the wine industry. Following his graduation from Curtin University in Perth in 2002, he returned to his hometown with his sights set firmly on realising the potential of the Great Southern region as a producer of outstanding wine.
Coby passionately believes that the cool climate of the region has the potential to make exceptional wines that can compete with the best in the world. He spent five years winemaking with West Cape Howe Wines before moving to Rockcliffe in 2007 where he was involved in designing and building the winery.