In 1976 Richard Stockman began what would become an incredible journey into the wine industry. Richard was only 7 years old when his parents purchased a vineyard in Northwood, Victoria, just a short distance north of the Great Dividing Range.

At 17 years of age and still under the legal drinking age in Australia, Richard was accepted into the prestigious Roseworthy College in South Australia. Through his study of Oenology, Richard has made lifelong contacts with fellow students and colleagues. Through the years many of these people have helped develop our dynamic, world class wine industry into what it is today.


After 8 years overseas, Richard returned to his parents winery in 1998. While furthering his studies in wine, Richard started producing his own wine under the Stockman label. In 2001 Richard established Lock Stock and Barrel Wines to distribute his own wines and other specially selected premium wines.