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It is often the simplest things in life that bring the greatest pleasure.

Nikki Palun studied a degree in Mandarin Chinese and Commerce and travelled throughout China and Europe during her formative years making her living as a professional musician.

Upon her return to Australia, she worked for De Bortoli Wines as their Export Manager for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa where she developed a deep passion for wine and the promotion of wine culture.

Nikki studied Oenology and Viticulture at Charles Sturt University and upon leaving De Bortoli in 2013, she established Octtava Wines to follow her desire to make wines with their own unique personalities style.