Top Australian winery Giant Steps gets new head winemaker

australia’s Giant Steps said that Melanie Chester joined the winery as head of winemaking and viticulture on 25 November. It marks a new chapter for one of the leading wineries in Yarra Valley, victoria. Steve Flamsteed, who joined Giant Steps as chief winemaker in 2003, will step back from the cellar – although he is expected to continue working closely with the team. Working alongside winery founder Phil Sexton, Flamsteed has played a major role in developing Giant Steps’ reputation for excellent, single-vineyard pinot Noir and chardonnay wines. Melanie Chester, the new head of winemaking and viticulture at Giant Steps winery. Photo credit: Giant Steps. Prior to her new [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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