Kate Goodman, Owner, Winemaker & Cleaner Goodman Wines , Chief Winemaker Penley Estate | Director Yarra Valley Artisan Winemakers (Aus)
Years in the Industry:
I’ve been making wine for 26 years, It’s been a great ride, starting as a cellar hand in McLaren Vale South Australia, followed by a stint in the Clare Valley, then a seven-year winemaking role in Western Victoria. In 2001 I moved to the Yarra Valley to join a new small winery operation, before starting Goodman Wines in 2012 and going solo in 2014.
Biggest Challenge to Wellness
TIME! Not taking on too much and giving myself space and time to just be and making time to be a present mum to my 8 year-old son Levi. Juggling a couple of businesses, work travel and school hours can make for a busy week. In 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer – touch yourself ladies! Since that diagnosis, I am more conscious than ever of what I eat and how I live, however there is still plenty of room for improvement.
How I Keep It Together To Stay Well:
A generally healthy diet, lots of home cooked food and a couple of alcohol free days a week. I don’t eat highly processed food, keep a limit on my coffee intake and drink plenty of water. I aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep and have recently started a Qigong practice. With the exception of harvest, weekends are for the family, and having digital ‘time out’ seems to create a feeling of space.