Wyndham looks to future with Dolan

08 August, 2008

Australian Shiraz specialist Wyndham Estate has appointed award-winning Nigel Dolan chief winemaker.

Dolan has picked up a number of awards during his career

includ ing Barossa Winemaker of the Year and South Australian Red Winemaker of the Year, and he was a finalist in the Qantas Australian Winemaker of the Year.

He is also a Baron of the Barossa and won one of the most coveted prizes in Australian wine, the Jimmy Watson Trophy, in 1992 and 2003. He joins Wyndham Estate from Foster's .

Wyndham Estate said the appointment underlined its "commitment to the future development of the winery's Shiraz credentials,

and its ambitions for growth in the UK, which include the introduction of the new George Wyndham range".

Dolan said: "It is Shiraz's great adaptability and regional nuance that makes it a great canvas to work with - and this role gives me the creative and directive freedom to explore all sorts of opportunities."




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