By Deborah Jackson, editor National Liquor News

Barossa Valley's Torbreck Vintners has appointed Nigel Blieschke as its new viticulturist.

Blieschke brings a wealth of knowledge to this newly appointed role, having previously been viticulturalist for Peter Lehmann Wines and viticulturalist and nursery manager for Yalumba Wines.

He also sits on the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia as well as the Barossa Grape and Wine Association, and recently graduated from the Wine Australia Future Leaders program.

Peter Perrin, general manager of Torbreck, said: "Torbreck is renowned worldwide for producing some of the Barossa's finest wines and as our business grows, we are looking to develop our own vineyards as well as work with select sites to strengthen our position within the marketplace. 

"Nigel will be an integral part of this development and philosophy as we look to continually develop all aspects of our business."

Blieschke has considerable expertise in both vineyard management as well as planning and development and will work closely with senior winemaker Craig Isbel and his team.

Torbreck produces small quantities of wine from individual vineyard sites as well as dry grown, old vines situated within the North Western fringe of the Barossa Valley.

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