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New chief winemaker for Bethany Wines

New chief winemaker for Bethany Wines

Geoff and Robert Schrapel have announced the appointment of Alex MacClelland to the position of Chief Winemaker at Bethany Wines.

“It has been a hands on start for Alex, who started in March ready for the first fruit to come across the weighbridge,” states Rob.

Alex brings a wealth of experience to the role of Chief Winemaker at Bethany.

His passion and knowledge has taken him across the globe, working in the Rhone Valley, Burgundy and New Zealand before returning to Australia to work with fruit from the Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Limestone Coast and more recently the southern Barossa.

Geoff and Robert Schrapel welcome the diverse experience and modern winemaking knowledge that he offers to the business.

Alex’s winemaking philosophy is to strive to deliver wines that are a true expression of the land; wines that offer complexity, elegance and exceptional quality for the consumer.

He likes to keep things simple in the cellar saying, “For me, making wine is about looking to allow the unique characteristics of each site shine through. 

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