Young Gun of Wine 2018 winners

Rob Mack (pictured) of Aphelion Wine Company was voted the 2018 Young Gun of Wine. (Photo: Twitter @AphelionWine)

Younger winemakers are the future of the wine industry and many of the innovations come from this group of people. The Young Gun of Wine is an annual competition that aims to reward the best of them. The 2018 results are in, and they’re a nice balance of men and women from across Australia.

The 2018 results are in, and they’re a nice balance of men and women from across Australia.

The 12 finalists are:

  • NSW/ACT Hamish Young from Mada Wines, Canberra District
  • VICTORIA Sean Crinion from Dappled Wines, Yarra Valley; Melanie Chester from Sutton Grange Winery, Bendigo
  • TASMANIA Jonathan Hughes from Mewstone, D’Entrecasteaux Channel (Flowerpot); Ricky Evans from Two Tonne Tasmania, Tamar Valley; Gilli and Paul Lipscombe from Sailor Seeks Horse, Huon Valley
  • SOUTH AUSTRALIA Damon Koerner from Koerner Wine, Clare Valley; David Geyer from David Geyer, Barossa Valley; Rob Mack from Aphelion, McLaren Vale
  • WESTERN AUSTRALIA Kate Morgan from Ipso Facto Wines, Margaret River; Yoko & Andries Mostert from Brave New Wine, Great Southern; Nicolas Peterkin from L.A.S Vino, Margaret River.

And the winners are… drum roll…

Rob Mack of Aphelion Wine Company was voted the 2018 Young Gun of Wine. Melanie Chester from Sutton Grange Winery won the People’s Choice Award and Gilli and Paul Lipscombe of Sailor Seeks Horse won the Winemakers’ Choice Award.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists.

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