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16/10/2009

Clare Valley Winemakers elects new chairman

Clare Valley Winemakers Inc. has appointed Peter Barry as its new committee chairman.

Barry will replace Neville Rowe in what will be Barry’s fourth term as chairman of the CVWI, as he was chairman from 1984–1986, from 1986–1988 and 2002–2004.

This makes him the longest serving chairman of the CVWI to date.

Barry says he is looking forward to leading a “youthful and dedicated” group of Clare Valley winemakers.

“We are fortunate to have an esteemed group of young winemakers, as well as some maturity in the association, who are passionate and enthusiastic about the region and its wine, particularly Clare Valley Riesling on a world stage,” he said.

“The Clare Valley is respected for the quality wines we produce.

“We make interesting wines for people whose palates appreciate elegance and longevity.

“We represent less than 1.5% of the Australian wine production, however we produce about 20% of Australia’s Riesling, thus, we are Australia’s Riesling capital.”

Chief executive officer Cass McNeil says she is delighted to have Peter on board.

“I am pleased that Peter has taken over the reins again to head the CVWI,” she said.

“It is great to have his experience, matched with the enthusiasm from the younger members, which creates a positive outlook for the region.”

Joining Barry on the executive committee is Kevin Mitchell from Kilikanoon (vice-chairman), John Trotter from Pikes Wines, Neil Jericho from Taylors Wines, Neil Paulett from Paulett Wines, Richard Wood from Crabtree Watervale Wines, Matt Paulett from Paulett Wines, and Tania Matz from Kirrihill Wines.

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