During her 27-year career at Yalumba, Louisa Rose has become one of the world’s most respected winemakers – forging an identity for Australian Viognier, challenging perceptions of Barossa Shiraz, leading her viti- and vinicultural teams to ever-greater heights.
Louisa has been Chief Winemaker at Yalumba since 2006, where she wears many hats - award winner, wine judge, board member, natural leader. She is an inspiring figure in Australia’s wine industry with her name being synonymous with Viognier.
The Age named her Australia’s Best Winemaker in 2014 and she received the Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year award in 2008. Internationally Wine & Spirit Competition awarded her the Women in Wine award in 2004.
Louisa is heavily involved in judging at Australian and international wine shows and is an active member of Barossa winemaking fraternity The Barons of Barossa. She also Chairs the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). She is an alumni of the University of Melbourne and chairs the University of Adelaide Alumni Council.