Rose Kentish has bounced back full of beans and enthused by new projects.
Multi-award winning McLaren Vale winemaker Rose Kentish has sold Ulithorne.
Rose Kentish of Ulithorne in McLaren Vale is the winner of the winemaker’s award in the inaugural Australian Women In Wine Awards. Rose makes Ulithorne wines in McLaren Vale as well as France, where she produces a Provence rosé as well as a dry white vermentino and a red wine blended from local grape varieties in Corsica.
Rose Kentish (pictured) of Ulithorne hosted a rare dinner for her mailing list customers in Sydney recently, and aired some interesting thoughts on wine aroma. It’s long been a fascination of mine: to what extent do grapes absorb aroma from the vineyard environment? Think of
When a heatwave in early February wrecked her 2009 McLaren Vale vintage, Rose Kentish decided to take her family to France and make wine there. Not that unusual, you might think in this day and age, when winemakers flutter here and there making wine in various countries, seemingly on a whim. But Rose had four school-age children between six and 15, and an artist husband happily painting in his McLaren Vale studio. She proceeded to talk them into going to Provence and Corsica so she could make wine. It took some doing, but Rose Kentish is a determined woman.