About the Winemaker

Charlotte Dalton

Guroo 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Charlotte is as humble as they come. She is forward-thinking, experimental, optimistic and an extremely talented winemaker. She has produced multi-award-winning wines including her 2017 Love me Love you Shiraz that picked up the trophy for Best Wine of Show, the trophy for Best Single Vineyard Wine of Show and the Best Shiraz of Show in the 2018 Adelaide Hills Saint Martin wine show.

She certainly knows her craft and she knows shiraz which made her the perfect candidate to explore this variety from Kangaroo Island.

Stephen George

Guroo 2021, 2022, 2023

Stephen George is a living icon of the Australian wine industry. A pioneer of the Adelaide Hills wine region and the premium Piccadilly Valley subregion, he planted the 3-hectare Ashton Hills estate vineyard in the early 1980’s. The vineyard is now widely considered the greatest single site for pinot noir in South Australia.

Stephen has also had a long standing consultant role at Wendouree, whose red wines are some of the most sort after in Australia.

Sue Bell

Guroo 2022, 2023, 2024

Sue Bell is the creator of Bellwhether Wines in Coonawarra, South Australia. She has a long distinguished career, working in some of the largest and smallest companies in the world. She has been dux of the Len Evans Tutorial and was a finalist for GTwinemag winemaker of the year in 2021. She was also named the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology winemaker of the year in 2014. Sue is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and is an extremely passionate and knowledgeable member of the Coonawarra community.