Balnaves winemaker awarded

HONOUR: Balnaves of Coonawarra winemaker Pete Bissell was announced as the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology Winemaker of the Year.

THE Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology recently announced its 2018 Awards for Excellence winners with Pete Bissell of Balnaves of Coonawarra named winemaker of the year.

Mr Bissell has been a quiet achiever and a champion of the Coonawarra wine industry, with his peers labelling it a deserved accolade.

The talented winemaker is a foundation member of the Limestone Coast Wine Show, chair of the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council and a member of the Limestone Coast Technical Committee, which coordinates the delivery of research and extension activities in the region.

Mr Bissell is the lead author of the red winemaking chapter

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