My Story

My name is Charlie O'Brien and I am the "Noisemaker" for the label Silent Noise. I grew up at Kangarilla Road Winery and love everything about making wine. The name Silent Noise comes from my excitement as a small child surrounding the noise of tractors, trucks and everything machinery to do with viticulture and winemaking. The noise stops when the wine is made and it sits silently in the bottle waiting to explode with a different kind of noise when the wine hits the nose and mouth.

I finished school two years and have worked vintages in McLaren Vale at Gemtree and Yangarra Estate, Clare Valley at Pikes Wines and in France at Domaine Astruc which is part of the Paul Mas company. I also worked in between vintages with a vineyard maintenance company that specialise in Organic/Biodynamic practices. I am recently finished vintage at Pikes Wines in Clare Valley which has the best selling Riesling in Australia two years running. I am really looking forward to head back to France later in the year working in Bordeaux for Chateaux Lafite and expanding my knowledge of new and old world wines. I really like the idea of treating the vineyard (soil, vines and grapes) with respect.