The world’s most influential women in wine

🇦🇺 Australia: Sarah Crowe

Having barely walked through the cellar door of Yarra Yering, Sarah Crowe was named James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year for 2017 for her debut 2014 vintage at the prestigious Victoria estate – the first woman to receive the accolade.

“She has made red wines of the highest imaginable quality from her first vintage,” Halliday says. Crowe joined Yarra Yering in 2013 after 12 years in the Hunter Valley, predominantly at Brokenwood. Her dream is for her wines to sell out before release.

“I like to think that I have a gentle hand,” Crowe says. “I want to make wines that are true to the integrity of the fruit I have to work with, and that means being very intimate with the wines and responding to what they need me to do.” So far, she’s most proud of her 2014 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No1.

“I took my time in putting the blend together because I wanted people to recognise it as a wine from Yarra Yering,” she says. As for making it to the top of a male-dominated industry, Crowe reveals: “I have felt like I needed to prove that I am physically up to the job.”

One Response to “The world’s most influential women in wine”

  1. Sachse-Weinert says:

    And nobody from Germany??? What a pity! Bad recherche.

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