Tyrrell’s other Murray retires

Another retirement (it must be the end of the year): this one will resonate with anyone who has enjoyed the ‘premium’ treatment in the back-room at Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley winery.

Murray Flannigan is retiring after 44 years with Tyrrell’s. Scottish-born Flannigan, 65, reckons Murray Tyrrell gave him a job because they shared a name. He describes himself as a failed Scotsman because he didn’t drink whisky.

He was hired as a general hand, and quickly rose to become the popular public face of Tyrrell’s at its cellar door, holding court in the back room and taking charge of the Private Bin wine list.

He intends to spend much of his retirement on the golf course. 

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