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Barons of the Barossa 2012

7 November 2012


The Barons of Barossa welcomed Dr. Bill Gransbury, Prue Henschke and Troy Kalleske into their wine fraternity on Sunday the 4th of November at a long table lunch at Vintners Bar & Grill.

Stephen Henschke, the fraternity’s Grand Master said, “It is a pleasure to acknowledge these wonderful people for their tireless endeavours and passion for the Barossa. They have each made invaluable contributions to our region in different ways.”

Bill Gransbury’s concern for the preservation of the region’s built environment is evident in his work on numerous committees including the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society, the Old Union Chapel in Penrice and the Doddridge Blacksmith Shop in Angaston.

Prue Henschke was recognised for her remarkable viticultural career, receiving numerous awards for viticulture, land care and environmental sustainability.  She was named the 1994 Joint International Red Winemaker of the Year in London and the Barons of Barossa Vigneron of the Year in 1977.

Prue is a member or serving officer in over a dozen organisations in the areas of environment, biodynamics, water allocation, bush gardens and native grass resources.

Troy Kalleske established Kalleske Wines in 2002 along with his brother Tony on their family’s vineyard in Greenock. He was V-know People’s Choice Australian Young Gun of Wine in 2007 and was a finalist in both the 2007 and 2011 Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year awards. Named 2008 Barons of Barossa Winemaker of the Year, Troy’s wines have been extensively recognised on the international stage.

He is a member of the international Golden Key Honour Society and served as Deputy Chair of the Wine Barossa Committee.

Since it was founded in 1974, the Barossa wine fraternity has inducted 117 men and women in recognition of their contribution to the region, its wine, food and traditions.

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