The annual award, presented in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, recognises individuals that have left an indelible mark on not just their wine region or state, but Australian wine as a whole. The roll call of past winners is a veritable who’s who of Aussie wine, littered with names such as Halliday, Brown, Campbell and Hardy.
We’re extremely proud the name Quealy has joined this prestigious list and that Kathleen becomes the first victor without a Y chromosome. (Not quite true, as Kev brings far more than just a Y chromosome to the sorting table. He also makes a mean marmalade…)
The late Mark Shields declared Mornington Peninsula ‘the crucible of Pinot Gris’. Dr Max Loder extolled the virtues of Rulander (as called in his native Germany) for years at Wagga Wagga College. Kathleen thought she was his leading protégé and took on the challenge.