Richard first joined the family business in 2012, working vintage as a cellar hand and brand ambassador, and then became sales manager for the eastern seaboard, based in Melbourne. Richard continued to build his winery knowledge working the 2013 and 2014 vintages in Margaret River and later the 2014 vintage in Burgundy with renowned winemaker Pascal Marchand.

After completing an MBA in 2017 Richard was appointed a Director of Howard Park Wines and promoted to the role of Trade Marketing Manager, leading brand marketing, sales and distribution.

The Burch family’s love and passion for wine is innate and drove Richard to create his own minimal intervention wine brand Mon Tout, a love letter to lo-fi wine making and sustainability.

To learn more about Richard’s inspiration, philosophy and passion we invite you to take a moment and enjoy the first episode of An Open Bottle season two.

Shot by Laundon Peacock.

An Open Bottle is an ongoing miniseries that focuses on the people and personalities behind the wines we make. Watch the full first season of An Open Bottle here.