About Us

Wineaway was started in the year 2000 as a cool place to store great wine – a purpose-built, temperature-controlled environment where Queensland’s wine lovers could keep their coveted collections catalogued and on call. Since then, our Company has grown to become Queensland's largest and most popular private wine storage destination; a custodian to 200,000 bottles in precise climate-controlled cellaring conditions, and over 12,000 bottles of highly sought-after wines for sale.

To complement our storage business, we also offer our clients an extensive retail collection of exclusive and highly rated wines at competitive prices. If your passion is for aged wines, Wineaway’s extensive Museum List offers the opportunity to purchase wines and vintages that are seldom seen in even the best of wine stores. Not only that, our Museum List wines have the added benefit of immaculate provenance, having been professionally cellared since release.

Today, you'll see Scott together with his dedicated team of wine ninjas Brad, Chris and Reece, working passionately to continue delivering Wineaway's belief in sharing only the best with our community and beyond.

...After all, isn't life too short to drink bad wine? À votre santé!


SCOTT FARRAWAY
Owner & Director

20 years ago Scott became fascinated with wine and, as with everything Scott becomes fascinated with, it soon became all consuming. After spending nearly every night for the next 3 years reading about wine, contacting winemakers, visiting wineries and wine stores, and then working short stints in wine retail and then a wine and general storage business, Scott set up Wineaway – a business dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of fine wine.

Wineaway is essentially Scott’s life work, something he has been passionately dedicated to for the past (almost) two decades. The business has operated with one overarching value throughout the years and that is to ‘do unto others (and their wine) as you would have them do unto you’. The journey has been long and there have been many barriers, but to this day the philosophy has never been compromised, and never will be, and it is the essential ingredient to Wineaway’s success.

Scott’s favourite drop these days are the wines from Burgundy.


BRAD HAMILTON
National Sales Manager

Brad’s passion for food began his journey into what has now been a 30 year career, starting with an 11 year tenure at the Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast & Sheraton on the Park Sydney.

Brad’s greatest challenges and achievements came when he opened his first private venture in 1999. Circa Restaurant in Brisbane perched itself in the top echelon of venues nationally throughout its 7 year lifespan and was awarded the coveted Qld Restaurant of the Year award in 2001 & 2002. Sadly, the historical building was flattened in favour of progress and this led Brad to open his second venture in 2006 (Era Bistro in South Brisbane) where his passion for wine was truly enriched.

Brad joined Scott at Wineaway in May 2015 strengthening and developing relationships with the national restaurant network. He is a proud father of two beautiful daughters and loves his Pinot Noir.


CHRIS BRACE
Sales & Client Relations Manager

Starting on his vinous journey back in 1992, Chris joined The Brisbane Club as a hospitality trainee before taking up a position in the club cellar.

Throughout his 23 year tenure at The Brisbane Club including Cellar Manager of one of the best wine cellars in the country, Chris ensured this establishment became famous for its wine list. The Club was awarded the Gourmet Traveller WINE, “Best Club Wine List” in Australia for 2010, 2011 & 2012 before being inducted into the “Hall of Fame” in 2013.

Chris joined Wineaway in April 2016 as Cellar Manager and has since transitioned into the role of managing retail and client relations. Chris is extremely well versed in Australian wine history where he’s met the winemakers or visited the wineries of many of Australia’s finest producers and is always keen to share his knowledge and passion with fellow wine enthusiasts.


REECE THOMPSON
Cellarmaster

Reece is a young wine enthusiast with a background in elite gymnastics trampoline sports and a yoga teacher in his spare time.

It was a 2 year trip to London that ignited Reece’s passion for wine and all things fine. Having previously worked in local logistics and sales in Brisbane, the boutique wine scene in London’s central hub expanded his horizons and a thirst for knowledge ensued. After helping manage the Portobello Road branch of Oddbins Wine and beginning WSET studies, it was time to bring that experience and energy back to Brisbane where Wineaway was waiting. As Cellarmaster, Reece is looking to embrace the culture of fine wine, while bringing his unique charisma and youthful zest to the cellars of Wineaway.

He loves the opportunity to taste a diverse range of wines and endeavours to explore all things new and different. However, the big and bold wines have taken his fancy, along with the delightful Scottish single malts and Japanese saké.


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