Brian Croser

Brian Croser will be speaking at the breakfast session, Families in wine - triumphs and tribulations

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Brian Croser began as a winemaker with Thomas Hardy and Sons in 1969.

In the early ‘70’s Brian attended The University of California at Davis for a masters program and went on to establish the Wine Science program at Charles Sturt. By 1976 Brian had established Petaluma and in 1978 gave it a home in the Piccadilly Valley and in 1986 established Argyle winery in Oregon.

Brian served as Chairman of Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Perth wine shows and twice as President of the Winemakers Federation. For his service to industry he was awarded an Order of Australia, the Maurice O’Shea award and was Decanter Man of The Year in 2004.

Brian was Deputy Chancellor of University of Adelaide from 1999 to 2007 and was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University for his service.

Brian still lives at the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley and is the winemaker for Tapanappa Wines.

Brian is currently Deputy Chairman of AGWA.