The Bass Phillip Team
United with a singular mission, to produce wines of purity and elegance that speaks of the terroir, the winemaking and winegrowing team led by Jean-Marie are the stewards of Bass Phillip. Armed with passion, together with a combination of experience and youth, we are truly fortunate to have this team shepherd our legacy.
Adam (Skip) Francis, General Manager
After a successful career in the construction industry, Skip left his life in Adelaide with his wife Dimity and two children, they moved over to Victoria to head up the Bass Phillip team. He has done several vintages over the years with Jean-Marie Fourrier in Burgundy and has a great passion for learning the art of wine making. He says he is delighted to be on the team and looks forward to welcoming you at the Domaine. Outside of work, Skip loves to brew his own beer, cook up a storm on the barbie and play the guitar whilst spending time with his wife and two girls.
Michael (Mick) Kelly, Vineyard Manager
Mick has been quietly working at Bass Phillip since 2002 and says he learnt everything he knows about viticulture today from Phillip Jones. Nobody knows these vineyards better than Mick does and there are no great wines without great vineyards. At Bass Phillip the great vines are mainly thanks to this man here. Mick is quiet by nature, loves and has extensive knowledge about nature and the environment. We are very proud to have Mick with us to continue the Bass Phillip story.
Dyson Hoggett, Assistant Vineyard Manager
Dyson has a Hospitality Background operating and successfully managing Restaurants and Bar’s. Dyson grew up in the South Gippsland area and has a passion for the beautiful food and wine specifically from this region. Dyson joined the team in January 2020 as Assistant Manager and brings with him the enthusiasm and drive to achieve the best quality vineyard management with a focus on letting the vineyards express their unique characteristics. Outside of the Vines, you’ll find Dyson cooking up a storm, enjoying a great glass of Pinot and listening to live Music.
Dimity (Dim) Beggs, Head of Administration & Marketing
Dimity comes from a family farming background and has more recently been working in service delivery in the community sector. Dimity has a “there are no problems, only solutions” philosophy and although she spends most of the time in the office, as soon as she gets the opportunity, she is out in the vineyards or at the winery getting her hands dirty. Dimity says she is so happy to take on this new role and can’t wait to welcome you at the winery.