In a changing of the guard at Yarra Valley winery Giant Steps, Melanie Chester has taken over as head of winemaking and viticulture.
To describe Black Market as an online wine retailer overlooks a myriad of other activities which have made the company the success it is today.
Very recently, the Sydney wine scene lost one of its own. For a number of years, Ross McCann had been battling cancer; on November 10, the battle was lost.
Every wine region needs a sparkling specialist and in Margaret River, that specialist is Frazer Woods.
Anna and Jason manage their Te Whare Ra vineyard using both organic and biodynamic techniques. They have been fully organic with BioGro since the 2012 vintage.
It would be hard to find someone more passionate about biodynamics and the environment than Vanya Cullen.
Brother May was the seventh Jesuit winemaker at Sevenhill Cellars, from 1972 until his retirement from full-time work in 2003. He died on August 18.
Jen Parr is winemaker at Valli Wine and acts as a consultant winemaker for several other Central Otago producers.
Ken Helm was almost fated to become a winemaker. He was born and raised in Albury, where his father had a bicycle shop in the main street, he grew up around the vineyards of Rutherglen and Albury.
Paul Gordon, one of Coonawarra’s quiet achievers, will notch up 20 years at Leconfield later this year.