Jozef was born and raised on the banks of the Silnica River in 1923 in Kielce, a small southern provincial town in Lesser Poland. With a background in agriculture and farming but with an interest in brewing by the late 1940’s he had become an experienced Vodka brewer.
Immigrating to Australia in 1950, as an experienced spirit producer, Jozef gained work in the agricultural/viticultural industry. With exposure to the wine industry in Australia over the succeeding years he developed a passion for winemaking and up to his passing in 1986 had produced many Ziernik Private Family vintages.
In 1990, Glenn Ziernik, following in his Grandfather’s footsteps, entered the wine industry while studying at University and is now a wine producer with Wine Vintners. Glenn’s fascination for the industry is as passionate as his Grandfather’s and you too can now enjoy Glenn’s handcrafted wines from McLaren Vale, one of Australia’s great wine regions.