30 winemakers under 40 to watch (part 3)

13th January, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

23. Louisa Rose (38) 

One of Australia’s leading winemakers, Melbourne-born 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 pioneered the Viognier variety at Yalumba, resulting in the creation of The Virgilius Viognier, which has helped put quality Australian Viognier on the map.

“I’m passionate about The Virgilius becoming one of Australia’s flagship whites and am looking to get it into the Langton’s Classification, but in orderforittodoso,ithastobeableto prove that it can age,” says Rose, who makes a number of different styles of Viognier, from entry level and organic, to an Eden Valley example. Known for her flair and painstaking attention to detail, Rose has also been instrumental in the development of Riesling at Yalumba.

One Response to “30 winemakers under 40 to watch (part 3)”

  1. Ryan says:

    Like to try a drop from there

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