South Australian wine icon d’Arry Osborn has passed away

The Osborn family patriarch – known as d’Arry among friends, family and colleagues – was a popular statesman of the australian wine trade. He was born on the estate in December 1926, the son of Helena d’Arenberg Osborn and Francis Ernest. The Osborns have tended vines on the south australia property since 1912, and d’Arry joined the family business at the tender age of 16. Back then, Clydesdale horses did the work currently performed by a tractor and kerosene powered the motors and pumps. He had no formal winemaking education, but he learned his trade on the job via a combination of trial-and-error and soliciting tips from neighbouring producers. He was famed for his unconventional methods, such as [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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