Bay of Fires Winemaker resigns

Fran Austin, winemaker at Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, has resigned after 10 years and is going to join her husband Shane Holloway at the nearby Delamere Vineyards, also in the Pipers Brook region.

Austin was Young Winemaker of the Year in 2005 and has made many acclaimed and award-winning wines. Holloway has been managing Delamere since Fran and Shane’s families bought it in 2007. Delamere was founded by Richard and Dallas Richardson way back in 1981. Shane and Fran are about to plant a further four hectares of pinot noir and chardonnay, at the same time reviving the old vines.

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