The six winemakers of the Alpha Crucis Winemakers Series Shiraz were chosen for their dedication to making small batch, handcrafted wines of distinction in family owned wineries. Their outstanding reputations, combined with their understanding and passion for Shiraz ensured that all six winemakers were perfectly poised to create expressive wines of an exceptional quality. Each of the winemakers have international experience, yet are all young and upcoming and are well known for producing distinctive wines with character.
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Rebecca is the senior winemaker at Bremerton Wines, a family-owned wine
company based in South Australia's Langhorne Creek wine region. Rebecca
holds a Postgraduate Degree in Oenology from the University of Adelaide
and has made wine in the United States and Australia. Rebecca's wines
have received accolades in both domestic and international wine shows.
For more information, please visit www.bremerton.com.au
Corrina’s viticulture and winemaking heritage dates back six generations
and some 170 years to when the Oliver family established their Taranga
vineyard in the McLaren Vale. Corrina is the winemaker and Director
of Oliver’s Taranga and judges at a number of wine shows including
Chair of the McLaren Vale wine show.
For more information, please visit www.oliverstaranga.com
Renae is the winemaker for Chalk Hill and Alpha Crucis Wines in McLaren Vale.
She joined the family at Chalk Hill in October 2014. Renae holds a Bachelors Degree
in Agricultural Science (Oenology) with the University of Adelaide. She has worked
in a number of vintages across the world including Spain, France, Germany and in
the USA. In recent years her winemaking and approach have helped raise Chalk Hill
to a new level.
Kerri has been living and making wine in the Clare Valley since 1998. After 8 years
of managing the historic Leasingham Wines, Kerri decided to establish her very
own wine business in 2006. The focus of Wines by KT is creating individual
vineyard wines from sustainably grown vieyards in the Clare Valley.
Specialising in her first love - Riesling, she also produces some wonderful wines
from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Tempranillo.
Peter Schell has called the Barossa Valley home for over ten years, after the
chance to buy a parcel of old-vine Mataro in 2001 started his career as a wine
producer and the Spinifex label was born. In that time he has also worked six
French vintages, in Provence, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and Burgundy.
The time spent in the south of France has fuelled his interest in making unique,
hand crafted wines with personality, which are generous and honest expressions of
the varieties and their provenance.
For more information, visit www.spinifexwines.com.au
Tim is the owner/Winemaker for Riposte Wines in the Adelaide Hills. Tim is third
generation vigneron and produced his first wine in 1966. He started Tim Knappstein
Wines in the Clare Valley in 1976. In 1982 he planted the first vineyard in the
Lenswood region of the Adelaide Hills, as part of his Lenswood Vineyards Winery.
Over his 45 years in the industry, Tim has amassed over 500 wine show awards
including 124 gold medals and 24 trophies.