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Yalumba picks Rose as chief winemaker

Published:  23 July, 2008

Award-winning winemaker Louisa Rose is the new chief winemaker at Yalumba, Australia's oldest family-owned winery, based in the Barossa. She was quietly' appointed on 1 December, taking over from Alan Hoey, who has been made manager of wineries and operations.

Rose, who prefers to drop the chief' from her new title, will be responsible for all the wines in the portfolio but will retain hands-on responsibility for Yalumba's Viognier and Tempranillo as well as the Pewsey Vale Vineyard wines, also owned by the Hill Smith family.

She started as a cellar hand at Yalumba in 1992 and in her subsequent 15 vintages as assistant winemaker and then winemaker, has been named the IWSC's International Woman in Wine and a dual finalist in the Australian Winemaker of the Year competition.