2024 Viticulturist of the Year
Mark Walpole, Fighting Gully Road – Beechworth, Victoria
There isn’t a winemaker alive who doesn’t know that unless all is right in the vineyard there’s only so much that the winemaker can do. The viticulturists – the people who grow the grapes – are therefore a, if not the, crucial part of the puzzle. This award celebrates the people who grow the wines that we love.
Mark Walpole is the owner, winemaker and viticulturist at Fighting Gully Road.