Jason Zhao

As a winemaker, Jason knows and loves good wine. Producing vintage wines at Leasingham, one of Clare’s oldest and biggest wineries, remains one of his fondest memories.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Biotechnology at Shenzhen University where he wrote his final thesis on the fermentation process, Jason completed a Master of Oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2007.

Jason’s extensive experience in the wine industry spans careers at Belvidere Wines, South Australian Wine Group and ASC Fine Wine China, with a focus on developing the Chinese market. Projects he has worked on include the establishment of a wine bottling plant in Shenzhen.

As cofounder and director of Orchid Wine Estate, Jason’s expertise includes

  • wine bottling, blending and storage
  • export service handling and distribution
  • logistics and documentation consolidation
  • export and customs brokerage
  • brand development, including wine label design and printing

The services provided by Harbour Bottling builds on the extensive network of distribution channels Jason has established in China via Orchid Wine Estate.