Meet the Team
At Eden Road we pride ourselves on Sustainability, since Thomas Lefebvre has joined the company we have been doing as much as we can little by little to become as sustainable as possible, for instance we have now banned the use of herbicide across everything with the vision of working our vineyard towards a complete organic philosophy.
Our award-winning winemaker Celine Rousseau
Eden Road Wines is proud to have the award-winning Celine Rousseau as Winemaker and Manager at Eden Road.
Celine arrived in Western Australia in 1997 and is recognised by her peers as one of the finest winemakers in Australia. Born in Paris and trained in Bordeaux, she honed her skills in Chateaux in Bordeaux, Champagne and Languedoc in France, as well as top Western Australian wineries. In that time, she made her mark winning the prestigious ‘Qantas Young Winemaker of the Year’ award.
Celine joins Eden Road from the very well-respected NSW High Country winery Chalkers Crossing, where she was founding Winemaker and Manager since 1999. Celine has a true passion for winemaking with a host of awards to her name.
- 4 trophies at the 2016 National wine show including Champion wine of the show
- 5 Stars – James Halliday Wine Companion
- 5 Stars – ‘Wine’ Gourmet Traveller magazine
- 5 trophies at the 2016 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show – Chalkers Crossing Shiraz
- Top 100 NSW Wines
- Gold Medal at Syrah du Monde, France
- Gold and Silver Medals at Decanter and Hong Kong wine shows
Viticulturist – Thomas Lefebvre
Growing up in the French wine regions, Thomas has been immersed in the wine industry from an early age. As a teenager, he spent his summers learning the intricacies of pruning, picking, de-suckering and wire lifting, and a life-long naturally career followed.
Moving to Australia in 1999, Thomas brought a knowledge of Old World viticulture to local New World wineries in Canberra, the Orange region and the Rutherglen region in Victoria. With an appreciation for the Earth as a living organism, he soon began working with organic principles and obtained the NASAA organic certification for a vineyard he was managing in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula
Later, he implemented principles of bio-dynamic viticulture at M Chapoutier vineyards in Victoria’s Pyrenees. Then, in 2014, while managing Canberra’s oldest vineyard, Cool Hand, he introduced a viticulture with no herbicide, no insecticide and no synthetic fungicide, working towards symbiosis between the vines and their environment.
Since 2017 Thomas has been applying the same philosophy to the vineyards at Eden Road. His entire approach is based on respect for the soil and the natural processes upon which a sustainable production of quality depends.