Essentially I’m a kid from the bush that moved to the Sunshine Coast at age 20 with my (now) wife Liz; to find a more fulfilling life and somewhere with more options than the bush to raise our family. Mudgee is a small country town in N.S.W, and whilst I appreciate the country values and morals that was installed in me from a young age; I’m much happier to be living in a pretty cool part of the world!
Back in Mudgee, I started working in the vineyards at the age of 15 at Montrose and Craigmoor Wineries. Due to unfortunate circumstances, it was not long after that; where I had to learn to bring myself up, take control and importantly; develop my own set of morels and standards.
From there forth, I’ve been entrenched in the wine, hospitality and public speaking game. Running and hosting events, managing and owning successful restaurants and for the last 10 years, representing a company called Taylors Wines; where I further developed my role in public speaking.
The industry has been good to me and I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy the very best it has to offer. However, the eye opener, the moment the penny dropped for me was some years ago whilst acting as Master of Ceremonies for a dear friend. The common statement amongst a number of the couples friends and family was “we only wish you could have married us as well!”
So, I’m happily married to Liz, with our 3 kids (Grace 21, Jack 14 and Oscar 7) and a dog called Zephyr. I’m a Premium Wine Ambassador for Taylors Wines, a proactive Ambassador for the White Ribbon Foundation, I sit the board for the Uniting Hands Foundation, member of My Wedding Wish and now a Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant.
I love to have fun. I don’t do boring very well. And I believe celebration is really pretty cool!
“Chef, what can I say…thank you for your sacrifice. Your knowledge is my inspiration” –
Tony Kelly; The Wine Bar Restaurant, Finalist, Restaurant of the Year 2006 (now owner of Junk, Hello Harry’s & Donut Boyz)
“On 15th of September, Adam Johnson, a White Ribbon Ambassador and Area Manager for Taylors Wines”, hosted a magnificent White Ribbon Awareness Dinner at the prestigious Crowne Plaza Resort…” –
FRIENDLIEST Business Person of the Year; Adam Johnson –
Variety Club Queensland, Australia
Young Business Leader of the Year; Adam Johnson –
Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce
“Adam is go to man in regards to entertaining our special guests and VIPs” –
Sharon Eyles; Coordinator of Caloundra Music Festival
“Adam’s ENTHUSIASM is already infectious, with the locals and visitors…” –
“Talented, hardworking, clever and one of the most decent human beings you will ever meet. A huge supporter of the Sunshine Coast and the driving force behind…” –
Michelle Evans; General Manager of 4 Ingredients
“Yet again; another outstanding event hosted by Adam Johnson” –