Brian Croser AO, has been named as the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) South Australia Legend of the Vine 2021.

Having started his career as a winemaker in 1969 with Thomas Hardy and Sons, Croser then went on to he went on to found a winemaking consultancy and develop the wine science course at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales. The WCA said that as a consultant and an educator, Croser had a huge influence on Australian winemakers in the 1970s and 80s, mentoring up-and-comers and shaping the community.

He was Deputy Chancellor of the University of Adelaide for eight years from 1999 and was made a Doctor of the University for his service, having received a similar honour from Charles Sturt University.

Andrew Stark, WCA Executive Officer said: “Brian Croser is a genuine legend. His contribution to the industry is unquestionable. He has been a brand champion, advocate, educator and mentor for our industry over a sustained period, and has played a significant part in advancing the careers of many of today’s household names. We are honoured to award Brian our 2021 South Australia Legend of the Vine.”

Croser is the seventh person to achieve legend status in South Australia, joining fellow wine colleagues and professionals Pam Dunsford (2019), Tony Love (2018), Brian Walsh (2017), d’Arry Osbourne (2016), Bill Hardy (2015) and Patrick Iiland (2014).

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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