Australia

Belgian Sommelier Turned Winemaker Nominated for Young Gun of Wine

Koen Janssens took the path less travelled for many European sommeliers seeing his journey go from Belgium to France to Australia.  After settling into the natural wine world of Australia he found his own path and now being recognized for his commitment to fresh, fun wines that reflect the more serious northern European personality still […]
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Sommelier Turned Sommelier/Winemaker: Young Gun Louis Schofield of Worlds Apart

Louis took the road of many before…left the floor for another career in wine, winemaking in this case.  Unlike many of those that went on this path, Louis never left the floor and in fact devotes a great deal of time to his wine bar, Hellbound in Adelaide.  He remains the assistant winemaker at Ochota […]
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The Unlikely Duo: Somos Wines

Ben Caldwell and Mauricio Ruiz Cantú are the brains, faces, brawn, and creativity behind one of Australia’s most successful next-gen wine brands of the past decade.  Somos Wines pushes boundaries with the duo’s love of Mediterranean varieties, namely Italian grapes.  The colorful packaging is inspired by Aboriginal and Mexican art, both referencing the history of […]
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Steve Crawford (AKA Frederick Stevenson) becomes the first ever two-time Young Gun winner!

For the first time in its illustrious history, the Winemaker’s Choice at the Young Gun of Wine Awards has a repeat winner.  Steve Crawford first won the award in 2015 (splitting it with Michael Downer) and then followed up with a repeat performance in 2020.  This is arguably the most important of the Young Gun […]
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Dave Geyer profiled by ‘Young Gun of Wine’

Dave was a 2018 finalist for ‘Young Gun of Wine’ and his recent work with Pete Schell of Spinifex is only a small part of his story.  Dave comes from a long line of growers in the Barossa and his work at Lammershoek (alongside Jurgen Gouws of Intellego and Craig Hawkins of Testalonga) as well […]
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Fraser McKinley of Sami-Odi is Crowned Young Gun of Wine

There may not be a more deserving award for a more deserving winemaker than the Young Gun of Wine bestowed upon Fraser.  He epitomizes the modern-day vigneron devoting his craft to a few small rows of a very special vineyard and then being as fastidious as possible to not mess up that hard work.  His […]
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