A Partnership in Every Sense of the Word

Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood are the duo behind Ministry of Clouds.


Two corporate refugees who relinquished past security and structure (ministry) in search of freedom, independence and adventure (clouds).

Hello peeps, cannot believe that Ministry of Clouds is 10 vintages, actually almost 11 vintages old 😬. Time flies when you are having fun. πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ Never in our wildest dreams would we have thought we would be making our own wines when we fell into the world of wines almost 25 years ago. We never sought to be winemakers. We just wanted to live big full lives, to continue to find ways to feed that sense of curiosity within us, to find a space where we can continue to explore all the interesting intricate facets of the wine world, to keep our cups nourished and full… so they say. Full it has definitely been πŸ˜†πŸ˜œβ€¦ In fact at times it has been sooooo full it has been overwhelming! Some of you might have seen this face around our shed the last few weeks. So super chuffed to share news that MoC is now β€˜officially' a team of 3. Chris Parsons joined us in January this year having most recently completed 8 vintages at Revenir and prior to that Wicks Estate in the Adelaide Hills, Coldstream Hills and Wedgetail Estate in the Yarra. It has been so cool to have him around and we are so looking forward to rolling into Vintage 22 with this extra set of very experienced hands… welcome on-board @chrisparsons . Thank YOU for choosing to spend some of your working life with us πŸ™πŸ€— πŸ•ΊπŸ·. Hopefully this means we have bought ourselves another 10 vintages πŸ€ͺ… Happy Friday 🍷🍷 #babysteps #growingup #thechasevineyard #ministryofcloudswines #mclarenvale #onelife #winelife #maximumliving #restlesssouls πŸ₯±πŸ™ƒ

Tied to both people and place, McLaren Vale is our winemaking heartland


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