Darin grew up on a vineyard in California where wine was always a part of his life. A deeper curiosity in winemaking led him to Sonoma where he worked for Gallo in the laboratory,…

Meet the Winemaker

Vintage Cellars interview with Stuart Blackwell, Winemaker, St Hallett Wines

Stuart Blackwell’s winemaking career spans more than four decades, two continents and four regions. The consistency, reliability and diversity of Bar…

Vintage Cellars interview with Sam Slaney, Head Distiller, Starward

Every day is different,” says Sam Slaney Head Distiller at Starward in Melbourne.

Interview with Craig Stansborough, Chief Winemaker, Grant Burge Wines

Born in Gawler, in the Barossa Valley, Craig grew up with the wine industry around him. He started as a cellar hand with B Seppelt & Son in 1983 and …

Meet the Winemaker: Louisa Rose

From inspiring and crafting great wine to showcasing the region's varieties, Yalumba's head of winemaking Louisa Rose has an ambitious future planned…

Meet the Makers

Allow us to introduce you to the winemakers behind your favourite wines. They eclipse some of the best on the world's wine stage.

Winemaker of the Year: Julian Langworthy, Deep Woods

Julian Langworthy has come full circle. As a youngster he chased his father around Margaret River vineyards, and while his winemaking career has incl…

Celebrating Women in Wine

2019 could be the year for women in the wine industry after several wins and glass ceiling-shattering moments in 2018.

Meet the Winemaker: Tom Barry (Jim Barry Wines)

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Jim Barry wines, one of Australia’s great family-owned companies, now in the capable hands of its founder’s g…

Meet the Winemaker: Janice McDonald (Burch Family Wines)

Dedicated to creating delicious wines, the 2018 Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year Janice McDonald embraces teamwork and allowing the grape…