Tag Archives: Brian Croser

Brian Croser – a true pioneer

I recently spent a couple of days chatting with eminent South Australian winemaker Brian Croser for a Decanter magazine interview (to be published next year). We sat on the patio of his home overlooking the winery he bought back from Petaluma exactly a year ago, admiring the beautiful vineyard which produces the stunning Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay. We tasted five vintages of his Foggy Hill pinot noir, from the vineyard he planted on the Fleurieu Peninsula, far from any other vineyards – a truly pioneering effort.

Croser’s back in control of Tapanappa

Champagne Bollinger and the Cazes family of Bordeaux have sold their Tapanappa shares to the Croser family. The change coincides with the Crosers being back in control of the former Petaluma winery in the Adelaide Hills, which Brian and Ann Croser established in 1978.

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Brian Croser throws open the cellar door

After nearly 30 years of being off-limits to the public, Brian Croser’s Adelaide Hills winery, the former home of Petaluma, will soon be open to visitors. The Croser and Bizot families will open a cellar door at the winery, in Spring Gully Rd, Piccadilly, in

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Winemaker pushes the boundaries

Few winemakers go to the trouble to inform the wine trade and media as much as Chapel Hill’s Michael Fragos. No doubt he hopes that the retailers, sommeliers, writers and sales reps that he meets, will pass on what they learn.

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The toast of Italy

If you need multiple stars to get you along to a concert, A Day on the Green at Centennial Vineyards in Bowral a few years back might have done it. Diana Krall topped a bill that included Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot and Katie Noonan. If you needed more than one headline act to get you along to a wine dinner, the recent Ceretto event at Buon Ricordo might do it. This was the vinous equivalent of that drizzly but magical afternoon and evening of jazz in the Southern Highlands.