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About Us

Barossa Taste Sensations was founded in 2004 by Jonathan Milne.

Jonathan has a passion for food and wine and delivering unforgettable experiences, founded from backpacking in the UK and Europe and studying Wine Marketing at Roseworthy College.

Jonathan’s many years experience in marketing for various wineries and sitting on the Barossa Vintage festival committee gave rise to a new venture in wine tourism.

Although originally hailing from Sydney Jonathan moved to Tanunda in the Barossa Valley and worked several vintages before representing small, prestigious Barossa wineries.

After 18 years of building the business Jonathan struck up a friendship that would lead to a passing of the Barossa Taste Sensations baton.

Ben Shillito acquired Barossa Taste Sensations in early 2022 from Jonathan after years of collaboration and a few glasses of fine wine.

Ben is also a graduate of Wine Marketing from Adelaide University and has successfully marketed a number of high profile wineries both in Australia and abroad.

Ben has a background in hospitality and travelled the world whilst working in London where he discovered his passion for wine and food. He has held a number of positions in his career including training sales and marketing teams, exporting Australian wines overseas and has been hosting international guests for many years.

A move to the Barossa Valley from Melbourne in 2016 was the catalyst to a journey in wine tourism. Ben’s experience and passion for sharing his knowledge is evident. Ben is committed to delivering high quality wine experiences for visitors to South Australian wine regions.

Ben standing in cellar