We welcome and toast our new Barons!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Five members of the Barossa Wine community were inducted as Barons of Barossa at The Barossa Cellar Grand Dinner held at Chateau Tanunda on Thursday 20th April.


The new Barons include winemaker Shavaughan Wells; winemaker Julie Ashmead; educator, viticulturist and winemaker Trevor March; viticulturist and winemaker Rob Gibson; and Co-Managing Director of Elderton Wines Cameron Ashmead.

Shavaughan Wells has been making wines at Saltram Wines since 2005 and was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the profile of the Barossa. 

It was a big night for the Elderton team with Julie and Cameron both being inducted. Julie is part of the famous Campbells of Rutherglen dynasty which has been making wine since 1869. Cameron has served the community firstly as board member and chairman of the Barossa Co-op, board member of Foundation Barossa.

Rob worked as a winemaker at Penfolds for 22 years before setting up Gibson Wines and his own international consultancy in 1987.

Trevor is another Barossa veteran who established the Wine Industry Training program for TAFESA before re-establishing winemaking at his historic Heathvale property. 

Grand Master, Stephen Henschke, highlighted the accomplishments of the new Barons. “We have invited these five people into the Fraternity in recognition of their significant contributions to the Barossa, both in the wine industry and in support of the greater community,” he said.