Chantal grew up helping on the Kinglake family farm. She practiced mountain-biking in the surrounding bush and then raced at elite national level.
After a Masters in Applied Science, Chantal travelled the world including hiking solo in the Siberian desert. She met Sam snowboarding in Val Thorens, France.
Before founding Kinglake Distillery Chantal worked as a cardiac physiologist in London and an account manager in Sydney, where she was awarded Salesperson of the Year.