Life beyond Radford

Last updated 10.04.2017

Sarah Collingwood ( Lunney )

Class of 1997
OCCUPATION Vineyard, winery owner
Lives Murrumbateman, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Huon
  • Finalist Australian Women in Wine Awards - owner/operator, 2016
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What does life look for you now?

I am living and working with my family on a vineyard just north of Canberra. The days are spent growing grapes, planning for vintage and making wood-fired pizza and serving wine each weekend.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

I am passionate about growing a sustainable business and making great wine.

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

I had always hoped to be an opera singer when I grew up. Great outfits and big voices!

What is your favourite Radford moment?

It is hard to go past year 9 camp as one of the highlights of my six years at Radford.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

I have been able to choose some of the direction that I have taken after leaving school but un-planned opportunities arose and am glad that I had the chance to take them.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

I would never have planned to be a farmer when I was at school but now I am loving it and hope that I will be doing this for a long time to come.

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

Academic life is important but finding balance between school, sport and social life is important as well.

What advice do you have for current students?

Enjoy school!

Where are you now?