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VAUGHAN COOKE

Grower Liason Officer

Growing up on a family grazing property in the upper reaches of the Hunter Valley, Vaughan has always enjoyed the connection between the land and its produce.
Rosemount Estate has an inclusive approach to winemaking and viticulture and Vaughan enjoys following the journey of the grapes from the vineyard through to the resulting wine.

After being offered a position with Rosemount Estate in 1997, Vaughan went to work on the Roxburgh Vineyard between Muswellbrook and Denman in the Hunter Valley. The time spent on Roxburgh clearly demonstrated the importance of aspect, soils and geology to viticulture.

In 2009, Vaughan moved from the Hunter Valley to McLaren Vale. The change in winegrowing region illustrated once again the impact of soils and geology. The importance of regionality and diversity has been a particularly important aspect of McLaren Vale’s regional marketing.

Rosemount Estate sources fruit from the estate vineyards surrounding the Rosemount Estate Cellar Door, as well as a number of grower vineyards throughout McLaren Vale and South Australia. As a Grower Liaison Officer, Vaughan enjoys being able to interact with the individual growers and their vineyards during the season in order to produce the best quality fruit.

His favourite wines are the Rosemount Estate Nursery Series Fiano, MV Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, GSM and Single Vineyard Shiraz Grenache.

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