Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 50 – 415th December, 2012 by Lucy Shaw
44. LOUISA ROSE
One of Australia’s foremost winemakers, Rose joined Yalumba in 1993, becoming chief winemaker in 2006.
Involving herself in every aspect of winemaking and cellar management during her tenure, Rose has actively pioneered the Viognier variety at Yalumba, resulting in the creation of The Virgilius Viognier, which has helped to put quality Australian Viognier on the map.
Known for her flair and painstaking attention to detail, she has also been instrumental in the development of Riesling at the estate. In her spare time she judges at both Australian and international wine competitions.