Who is Miss Zilm?

Keeda Zilm

Keeda Zilm grew up in Kingston, 250km south-east of Adelaide and whilst winemaking wasn’t her first consideration, she always had a passion for agriculture which ultimately led to her foray into the industry. Whilst undertaking her Oenology degree at The University of Adelaide, Keeda began working at O’Leary Walker Wines in the Clare Valley and it was from here that her relationship with the region began. In October 2018, after an incredible 16 years at O’Leary Walker, Keeda took charge of the winemaking at Vickery Wines and began working alongside industry icon and renowned “old master of Australian Riesling” John Vickery.

 After spending nearly two decades winemaking in the Clare Valley, which Keeda affectionately refers to as her “winemaking home”, she finally took the plunge and established her own label. Keeda’s ethos is simple; Miss Zilm wines are aboutpurity and place. Boutique in size and nature, she is dedicated to capturing the essence of the Clare Valley and its sub-regions, crafting wines that are “true to site” and celebrate the hard work of her dedicated growers. The focus is on what the region does best whilst embracing minimal intervention viticulture and implementing organic, sustainable winemaking practices.