Ian Bell is the owner of Glenmore vineyard, winery and farm, a 5th generation farmer who also has a strong viticulture and winemaking background. Ian worked for Keith and Clare Mugford of Mosswood Wines from 1985-2006. Keith and Clare encouraged Ian to study viticulture and so he enrolled at Roseworthy College (South Australia) in 1987. After graduation in 1989 he rejoined Mosswood full-time. In 1991 Mosswood sent Ian to undertake vintage at Domain de la Pousse D'or in Burgundy. Here he had hands on experience in the Burgundian wine style and winemaking techniques. During the next few years Ian progressed from Vineyard Manager to Assistant Winemaker and was Senior Winemaker from 2001-2006.
Since leaving Mosswood in 2006 Ian has developed and achieved success with his wine label Glenmore. Ian's meticulous attention to detail is evident in both the vineyard and winery as he is passionate about ensuring that his fruit and subsequent wine is of the highest quality, displaying the distinctive characteristics of the Glenmore site. Winemaking follows traditional techniques while incorporating modern technology.
Ian also makes wine for a number of vineyards in the Margaret River wine region.