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Stuart the winemaker

Motibhai Group
Saturday, November 25, 2017

ORIGINALLY from the UK, Stuart spent over a decade working in investment banking before following his passion to become a winemaker.

He studied oenology at the University of Adelaide, where he graduated at the top of his class.

During his studies he spent two vintages in McLaren Vale before working as a vintage winemaker at Wolf Blass in his final year.

On graduating, Stuart joined Wolf Blass permanently and over the past 10 years has been involved in the production of white, red and rose wines, including making a number of medal and trophy winning wines.

From his formative years in his native London, Stuart has a palate that spans both European and Australian styles, and his winemaking philosophy has always been to produce balanced wines that reflect their region and are true to their varietal characters.

Stuart was selected as one of the 50 international winemakers to take part in the Ningxia Wine Challenge running in China from September 2015 to September 2017, and this has provided a unique insight into China's emergence as a wine producing nation. Also on the international front, Stuart has spent the 2016 and 2017 vintages making wine in California's Napa Valley and Paso Robles.

Spending time in the vineyards and wineries of California has given Stuart a deep understanding and appreciation of wines from this part of the USA.

Stuart has been involved in promoting Wolf Blass wines through education and other activities for a number of years and finds great energy from sharing the wines and their history with wine lovers and enthusiasts around the world.

Stuart is currently based in Adelaide with his wife and two young daughters. When not working Stuart is a keen sportsman and enjoys travelling and cooking.








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