The wine fraternity Barons of Barossa has named Tim Smith, of Vine Vale as this year’s Barossa Winemaker of the Year and Ben Zander, of Eden Valley as Barossa Vigneron of the Year at the 2019 Declaration of Vintage ceremony held in Tanunda on February 17.

Dr Michael McCarthy, Nuriootpa Research Centre’s principal scientist, viticulture was presented with the Barossa Grape & Wine Association’s Services to Industry award.

The Barons, Vintage Festival Young Ambassadors, Tanunda Town Band and Faith Lutheran College students formed part of a colourful procession from Tabor Lutheran Church to the rotunda at Keil Garden, adding to the celebratory atmosphere of the day.

Pastor David Gogoll with Barons of Barossa Grand Master Stephen Henschke during the blessing of the grapes service at Tabor Lutheran Church.
The parade makes its way from Tabor Lutheran Church to Keil Garden.
Darren Cameron, Tanunda Town Band.
Dr Michael McCarthy, Services to Industry award recipient.
Award recipients, Tim Smith and Ben Zander operate the historic grape crusher with Louisa Rose.
Barossa Barons, Louisa Rose and Colin Glaetzer perform the
official taste test to celebrate the declaration of vintage.

Barossa Young Ambassadors. Front: Daisy Press, Madeleine Hopgood, Melissa Helyar and Maegen Klingner. Back: Kate Graves, Kaitlyn Viergever, Lauren Hutton and Rheanne Mann.

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