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Kirrihill Wines appoints new head winemaker

29th November, 2012 by Andy Young

Kirrihill Wines, from South Australia’s Clare Valley, has appointed Hamish Seabrook as its new head winemaker.

Hamish SeabrookSeabrook recently left Dorrien Estate having previously worked at Brown Brothers’ Milawa vineyards and winery and Best’s Wines in Great Western. He also has international experience, having worked in California and New York State.

In a statement Kirrihill said: “The winemaking techniques and values held by Hamish are a close fit with those of Kirrihill, who, like Hamish are passionate about single vineyard wines and letting nature do the talking.”

Seabrook agreed that his ethos fitted well with his new employers, he said: “I am excited to be joining a winery whose ethos and approach is so closely aligned to the way I like to make wine. I love the Clare Valley and am looking forward to seeing what we can create together.”

Kirrihill’s CEO, Matt Lawson said, “We welcome Hamish to the Kirrihill team and we look forward to continuing the good work we’ve been doing with the wines and driving the quality and profile even further. Hamish has a brief to push the envelope and strive to produce the very best wines from excellent vineyards. We’re sure he’ll rise to the challenge.”

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