Matthew Hooper has a strong commitment to the wine industry since his beginnings in 1998. Matthew started in the viticultural aspect of the wine industry and after two years, progressed into the winery. Gaining much experience working in South Africa at a number of prestigious estates, Matthew then moved to Australia, gaining invaluable international experience and exposure.
After two years of studying and working in some of the largest Australian companies Matthew then partnered up with VA Filtration to start operations VA Filtration Australia. The growth of VAF in Australia since 2003 has made it the clear market leader in wine filtration services to the wine industry.
After the acquisition of Memstar by VA Filtration in 2013, Matthew became Managing Director of both companies, offering the best of both companies to Australian winemakers.