Melanie Chester Head Winemaker at Sutton Grange Winery
Mel has completed studies in viticulture and oenology at University of Adelaide, as well as extensive work experience at wineries as diverse as d’Arenberg, Charles Melton and Quinta do Crasto in Portugal’s Duoro Valley. During Mel’s three-year winemaking stint at Seppelt Great Western, she also became a sought-after show judge and in 2014 the youngest ever scholar chosen for the Len Evans Tutorial. In 2015 Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine named her Australian Young Winemaker of the Year and in 2018 was awarded the Young Gun of Wine People's Choice.
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