Fetherston Vintners is the collaborative project of Chris Lawrence and Camille Koll. Having both spent significant time in hospitality and the wine industry, their deep love of food and wine forged a desire to create beautiful wines to share with those they love – an unstoppable force that simply had to happen.
The name Fetherston pays tribute to Chris’s late grandfather Gerald Henry ‘Tony’ Fetherston. Tony was an inspiring educator in the field of horticulture. Though he passed away when Chris was just four years old, Chris’s connection to Tony goes beyond a physical resemblance; it touches all elements of his life—a deep and intrinsic love of plants, growing ones’ own food and preparing it with heart, then teaming it with delicious wine. Tony’s interest in cooking embraced cuisines and cultures from all over the world, something that unites the two beyond the physical barriers of time. This love of plants was fundamental in leading Chris on his path towards winemaking and the wine industry.