Chief Viticulturist Bart Molony Makes Halliday Wine Companion Viticulturist of the Year Shorlist
We are thrilled to announce Chief Viticulturist Bart Molony made the finalists for the 2024 Halliday Wine Companion Viticulturist of the Year Award.
Bart's wealth of experience from numerous wine regions around the world and his passion for sustainable viticulture means every practice is guided by a strong focus on vineyard biodiversity and responsible, natural farming practices. He promotes a constant focus on soil biology in all vineyards, which is enhanced by Margaret River’s natural suitability to premium viticulture, as a result of its climatic and environmental attributes. Discover what Halliday Wine Companion had to say on Bart's nomination below.
"As Halliday Tasting Team member Jane Faulkner says, Bart Molony is ‘the one tasting the fruit saying, “Virginia, it’s time to come and check this out”.’ Virginia in this case is Virginia Willcock, famed chief winemaker at Vasse Felix in Margaret River, and maker of scores of fabulous wines. The implication is of course that Molony, who has been integral to the running of Vasse Felix’s vineyards since 2004, is a key part of this picture. We reckon he just might be. He’s planted vineyards, he’s expanded vineyards and he’s massaged established vineyards to the best form of their life. In short, he’s done (and is doing) it all."
Stay tuned as winners will be announced on Wednesday, 2 August. Discover the full shortlist here.