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Three new Barons appointed

Three new Barons appointed

Peter Gago, Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dickson have been named as Barons of Barossa.

The induction ceremony took place on April 16 at the Barossa Grand Cellar Dinner, part of the 2015 Barossa Vintage Festival, that featured a significant tasting of more than 25 wines that were to be on the block for the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction the following day.

Mr Stephen Henschke noted that these three men have made significant contributions to the Barossa’s reputation as one of the world’s great wine regions and have been staunch advocates throughout their careers.

Mr Peter Gago is perhaps one of the best-­known winemakers in the world. An author and in demand speaker, he travels constantly as Penfolds chief ambassador.

 “I’m incredibly proud to be anointed as a Baron of Barossa – to help represent a region which continues to play a critical role in the global advancement and appreciation of South Australian wine,” says Peter.

 “In the footsteps of Jeffrey Penfold-Hyland, Max Schubert, Dr Ray Beckwith and John Duval from the Penfolds stable, I’m delighted to be welcomed into this proud fraternity, who support and champion the very best that the Barossa has to offer.”

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.