The General is lucky enough to have Kate Hanson, a McLaren Vale local, as our Cellar Door Manager. We sat down to ask her some questions to get to know her.
- In 50 words or less, how would you describe yourself for people getting to know you?
I am a driven focused mum to two awesome little beings! I love to laugh, often at myself. Constantly love to challenge myself and I am always trying new things. I always seem to have a lot on my plate, and that’s the way I like it.
- What’s your favourite thing to do in your down time?
I love to hang with Poppy and Harvey, my kids and my family and friends. I LOVE being outdoors, and being active! When time permits, I am also chipping away at a Physiotherapy degree.
- Why do you want to work at The General?
I feel privileged to work with very talented chefs, and passionate and excellent staff. I love telling the stories of the wine and meeting new people and welcoming back regulars. The space we work in is AWESOME too!
- Where has your passion for food and wine come from?
My dear dad, rest his soul, challenged my palate from a very early age. He loved to cook, and my fondest memories of him are always associated with food. My interest in wine was initially fostered by my Grandfather (Dad’s dad) who was something of a connoisseur and always brought fantastic bottles of wine to our family dinners.
- What makes The General so unique?
Our offering sets us apart straight away I think! We offer a 3 course set menu that is the same for everyone that joins us on any given day. This is quite novel for the region, but everyone loves it! We have such a beautiful setting, with beautiful wines to compliment the experience. Come and see for yourself!