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  1. Introduction
  2. Branded commodity wine production
  3. Fine wine production – the hedonic fine wine or the winemaker’s/wineblender’s wine
  4. The winegrower/traditional vigneron and terroir
  5. Australian history of winemaking and winegrowing
  6. Where history leads us


Brian Croser AO

Brian Croser AO

Brian Croser, AO, began as a winemaker with Thomas Hardy and Sons in 1969. In the early 1970s Brian attended The University of California at Davis for a masters program and went on to establish the Wine Science program at Charles Sturt University. By 1976 Brian had established Petaluma and in 1978 gave it a home in the Piccadilly Valley, then in 1986 he established Argyle winery in Oregon. Brian served as Chairman of Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney 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.