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Expanding boutique winery appoints new winemaker
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High Range Vintners, the leading winery for boutique wine producers in the Southern Highlands has announced the appointment of Alison Eisermann as winemaker.
Established in the Southern Highlands of NSW in 2004, High Range Vintners has developed a reputation as a quality and innovative winery, producing award winning wines from locally grown cool climate grapes.
During the last three years, under the guidance of winemaker Nick Spencer, High Range Vintners has created a number of highly acclaimed wines that have won awards and accolades both nationally and internationally.
With the departure of Nick Spencer to progress his career, High Range Vintners is taking this opportunity to build on their achievements by expanding the business and appointing a new winemaking team.
Renowned winemaker Alison Eisermann brings a wealth of experience and strengths to High Range Vintners including a focus on cool climate wines, viticulture and grape quality, as well as wine style development.
Alison Eisermann has qualifications in winemaking, microbiology and wine education and is currently working towards completing the practical component of the internationally recognised Master of Wine, having already gained a theory pass. She has been involved in most aspects of the wine business from vineyard establishment and management to winemaking, marketing and eduction.
Alison’s past experience in the Southern Highlands has been as a judge at the Southern Highlands Regional Wine Shows in 2005 and 2006. As an active wine show judge, Alison is a panel chairman at the London International Wine Challenge.
Commenting on her appointment to High Range Vintners, Alison said. “I’m looking forward to the possibilities that the winery and the region can produce. There is great potential for particular styles and varieties that suit this cool climate region. “
The new team at High Range Vintners will also include Jonathan Holgate, who has been appointed as assistant winemaker. Jonathan has an array of experience in winemaking including positions in the Hunter Valley and recently the Southern Highlands. He holds a degree in Wine Science from Charles Sturt University.
The appointment of Alison and Jonathan comes at an exciting time for the winery with the development of new services and options for clients and their wine. Working with growers to maximise the availability of quality cool climate fruit across the Southern Highlands, this new winemaking team will be at the forefront of developing wine styles that are most suited to the Southern Highlands region.