By Andy Young

Ben Bryant, the Chief Winemaker with Jacob’s Creek, has announced the appointment of Trina Smith to the position of Group White & Sparkling Winemaker, based out of the brand’s home in the Barossa Valley.  

Trina Smith

Smith has over 20 years of winemaking experience and has completed vintages in California, Italy and South Africa and the company said that Smith’s vision for Jacob’s Creek “will be driven by her diverse background and specialist winemaking expertise”.

“Jacob’s Creek is a proudly Australian brand of world-class standards, with a strong heritage of some of the finest winemakers in the country, who continually inject their passion and knowledge into building the brand into what it is today. I am thrilled to now be a part of this team and look forward to sharing my experiences to help continue to take Jacob’s Creek to wine drinkers around the world,” Smith said of her appointment.  

Smith joins Jacob’s Creek from Treasury Wine Estates, where she worked across the group’s entire Australian sparkling portfolio as the Senior Sparkling Winemaker. 

Bryant said: “We’re thrilled to have Trina join our family and look forward to tapping into her wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure that we continue to produce wines of a world-class standard.”

In her new role Smith will be responsible for the production of Jacob’s Creek’s white, rosé and sparkling wines and will also provide guidance to the operational winemaking team and continue to drive advances and innovation across all aspects of the brand’s Australian operations and wine portfolio.

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