Karl-Gumpl Head Winemaker

Karl Gumpl is the Head Wine maker at 8 Mile Creek Wines.

He brings a wealth of knowledge that can only be gained with many years in the industry.

Having completed the world renowned Wine-making Degree at Adelaide University, South Australia, achieving the Bachelor of Oenology in 2007, Karl has been since working both domestically and internationally in a variety of positions in different sectors of the wine industry.

He has worked four vintages in McLaren Vale, South Australia, two in Canada’s Okanagan Valley, and one in Portugal’s Alentejo region.

Karl has gained knowledge from working with many different winemakers and has experienced grape varieties in both cool and warm climates on both boutique and commercial scales.

He has helped produce red and white table wines as well as gaining hands on experience in producing sparkling wines and even ice wines.

Carl was instrumental in the making of all three varieties of 8 Mile Creek red wines, Shiraz, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.