Barons of Barossa and their new Storyteller
Jane Ferrari is probably the only person employed in wine whose official title is ‘Storyteller’.
The others are the Governor of South Australia, Kevin Scarce, and Barossa winemaker Wayne Dutschke, who not only makes excellent wine under the Dutschke label (tastings), but published a successful children’s picture book titled “My Dad Has Purple Hands”, which has recently been reprinted.
Ferrari’s award comes on top of last year’s honour: the Wine Communicators of Australia named Ferrari the Wine Communicator of the Year 2012 for her long-term efforts in promoting, speaking and educating about not only Yalumba wines, but all Barossa and Australian wines.
She says: “I have had the privilege of having three of the greatest mentors. John Glaetzer (formerly Wolf Blass chief winemaker for over 30 years) taught me about making wine, Robert O’Callaghan (of Rockford winery) taught me about the Barossa’s winemaking tradition and Robert Hill Smith (Yalumba proprietor and CEO) has given me the opportunity to travel the globe sharing the story of Yalumba and the Barossa.”