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From strength to strength: Young Gun Lauren Langfield makes strides in sustainability

When Lauren first set foot in a vineyard she didn’t even have a driver’s license. Six months later, she was enrolled in a diploma of viticulture and winemaking at university, driving tractors and reversing trailers unsupervised. Now, she’s heading up Orbis Wines as both general manager and head winemaker and is making strides in sustainability. In 2023, Orbis won the South Australia Wine Industry Association’s Environmental Excellence Award for the small to medium category, and Lauren collected the Young Gun of Wine award to boot.

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Young Gun: Marcell Kustos

Marcell Kustos has had a hand in some of the greatest wine experiences that Australia has to offer, having grown up around a passion for wine himself. He has used his career to lift the industry to new heights and help people create incredible experiences. Not to mention his own label of incredible wines. He chatted with journalist Harrison Davies about what drives his passion for wine.

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Producer Profile: Spring Timlin

ROLE: Winemaker Winery: Squealing Pig Location: Marlborough, New Zealand Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Sparkling Rosé, Spritzed Rosé, Pinot Grigio Firstly, you

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Producer Profile: Natalie Cleghorn

ROLE: Senior winemakerESTATE: KatnookLOCATION: North of Penola, Coonawarra, South AustraliaCURRENT SIZE OF PRODUCTION: 800 tonnes (mostly red wine) What are your earliest memories of wine?

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Young Gun: Matt Godfrey

YOUNG GUN Matt Godfrey Barossa-born Matt Godfrey now calls Margaret River home after 18 vintages in the wine industry. Interestingly, winemaking wasn’t the first option

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Young Gun Jess Wilson

Young Gun: Jess Wilson

. This month, journalist Samuel Squire caught up with the Marlborough winner of the 2021 Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year competition in New Zealand,

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Producer Profile: Cynthea Semmens

Journalist Samuel Squire caught up with Cynthea for a chat about her life in wine on Australia’s southernmost winegrowing island, as she shares her thoughts on the industry and on organic viticulture.

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