James Busby has been described as the father of the Australian wine industry, although his enthusiasm for wine generally was of equal benefit to New Zealand.
Stuart Knox recently had a moment when he was asked during an interview how long he had been working in hospitality. It took him by surprise somewhat to realise that he had reached 30 years of plying his hospitality trade.
Rolf Binder describes himself as a ‘paused’ winemaker. The Barossa Valley veteran has just sold his eponymous winery to Accolade, Australia’s biggest winemaking company.
Clive Jones of Nautilus Estate has been making wines from Marlborough-grown grapes for around 30 years.
Mornington Peninsula winemaker David Lloyd has been battling cancer in recent years and found himself in hospital at the most critical time of year: the 2020 harvest.
Before she launched her own winery in 2017, Kate Radburnd had only worked for two Hawke’s Bay wine producers—Vidal and Pask.
Steve Spurrier, described very fittingly by Jancis Robinson as “one of the wine world’s great adventurers” died peacefully with his family around him at his home at Bride Valley.
Paul Hotker, chief winemaker at the senior Langhorne Creek winery Bleasdale, is the current Jimmy Watson Trophy holder and is charging into his 14th vintage at Bleasdale.
Roger Le Moy, also known as Roger Brown, a well-known and loved man about the Sydney wine trade, died on January 7th aged 80.
James Healy has been in the wine industry for more than 40 years. He is a creative and adventurous winemaker who is not afraid to challenge winemaking convention.