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18 May 2024 | Awards and Accolades, Winemaking | Brokenwood Wines

2024 Winemaker of the Year awarded to Stuart Hordern

2024 Winemaker of the Year - Stuart Hordern

Brokenwood Wines is pleased to announce that Chief Winemaker Stuart Hordern has been awarded the First Creek Winemaking Services 2024 Winemaker of the Year at this year's Hunter Valley Legends Awards.
The awards night held at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley on Thursday, 16th May 2024, united more than 360 industry professionals and guests from the Hunter Valley wine and tourism industry. The Legends Awards honours the region's rich and vibrant history, celebrating the lasting influence and legacy of those who contribute outstanding service to the industry. 
Stuart boasts a strong winemaking history, including 15 vintages at Brokenwood and 10 in charge, promoted recently to the role of Chief Winemaker, only the second person in the 54-year history of the company to hold this position. Notably, he led Brokenwood to an exceptional 2023 show circuit, winning 5 Trophies and 24 Gold medals, as well as the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards Best in Show for the 2017 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon.
Under his leadership, the Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz has maintained its position as the highest level of Langton's Classification of collectible Australian wines - 1st Classified and remains the only red wine in New South Wales to hold this position.
Stuart’s influence extends beyond winemaking, with significant contributions to the Hunter Valley wine Industry, highlighted by his role as President of the Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association 2021 – 2023.
"It is with great pleasure and humility that I have received this award. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication we pour into every bottle at Brokenwood. This recognition highlights the high regard in which our wines are held, both critically and commercially, and celebrates the remarkable success that we have achieved over the past 12 months".
- Stuart Hordern on receiving the 2024 Winemaker of the Year award.
Let us raise a glass to celebrate Stuart's award. Please join us in congratulating Stuart on this well-deserved recognition.

Click here to read the full media release issued by Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association.

Photo credit - Elfes Images.

2024 Hunter Valley Legends Awards


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