Yealands Estate Chief Winemaker Tamra Kelly-Washington has made The Drinks Business top list of "30 Winemakers Under 40 to Watch".
The Top 30 list, compiled by Lucy Shaw, highlights up and coming winemakers from around the world;
While often associated with old men in red trousers, the wine trade is fizzing with young talent.
So much so that we felt compelled to celebrate this fact by rounding up (in alphabetical order) 30 of the brightest winemakers under the age of 40 currently making waves around the world, from Argentina to New Zealand. As you might expect, the lion’s share of the list are currently crafting wines in the New World, with the US, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand all well represented. France, unsurprisingly, dominates the Old World entries in the list, with rising stars in Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Beaujolais all receiving hat tips, though bright young things in Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK are also helping to shape winemaking trends and push the envelope in their respective countries.
Source: The Drinks Business, www.thedrinksbusiness.com, 30 WINEMAKERS UNDER 40 TO WATCH, 13th January 2014, by Lucy Shaw