Meet the friendly faces of fermentation – team lallemand australia Rebecca Hellweg

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Fermentation specialists, Lallemand provide applied fermentation technical support and share their knowledge of fermentation application, the market needs, and commercialisation of new R&D innovations in the field of microbiology. With representatives all around the country, there’s a rep in every major wine region from the Hunter to Margaret River.

Following a recent new partnership deal, Winequip are now the sole distributor for Lallemand biological products in WA, NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, and TAS. In this blog series, we introduce you to the faces behind the Winequip and Lallemand, so you know who to look to in your part of the wine world. Next up, we meet Winequip Sales Representative for Western Victoria Rebecca Hellweg, a winemaker turned rep who loves being on the open road and is a keen Gridiron player!

What is your role with Lallemand?

As the Winequip Sales Representative for Western Victoria, my role with Lallemand is to provide product knowledge, insight and support to the clients located within my region. I am constantly looking out for the key products which will allow my clients to get the best results from their grapes, and to produce wines which are reflective of their regional style, and the winemakers individual vison.

What do you love about your job?

I love being on the road and getting to meet clients on their sites. Every winery is different, and every winemakers end goal is individual. It’s interesting to see how clients utilise the Lallemand tools they have at hand to tell the story of their vintage and their site. It also makes the job easier as Western Victoria (in my opinion) has some of the most beautiful landscapes in Australia.

What makes Lallemand unique in your eyes?

During my time winemaking, I had seen Lallemand products used worldwide, as they were trusted and reliable. Now on the other side of things, I am constantly impressed by the range of products, but as well as the way in which Lallemand keeps on innovating. Products such as the QTL yeasts are beyond innovative, and have such a useful application for the industry, as winemakers move towards a desire for lower sulphur wines, and cleaner ferments. Lallemand products are unique as they allow our clients to do their job with confidence.

How do you think Lallemand’s role has changed in the wine landscape over the years?

When I think Lallemand, I think innovation. The company is constantly reacting to the needs of the winemaker. The amount of technical support within Lallemand for us as representatives is amazing, as well as the information which we are able to pass onto our clients. Lallemand has helped to develop the conversation and sharing of ideas within the industry.

When you’re not at work, where might we find you?

When not at work, you’ll probably find me on Ranger Field, home of the Croydon Rangers Gridiron Club.

Rebecca Hellweg

Want to meet more of the team at Lallemand? Click here for Lallemand commercial director Jason Amos.

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