Matt Large has been appointed chief winemaker of Adelaide Hills-based wine producer The Other Wine Co.
He joins the team with extensive experience in a variety of regions here and overseas including Macedon Ranges, Central Otago and Piedmont.
Making the move west after five years with Shadowfax Winery in the Macedon Ranges, Matt is currently overseeing his first vintage at The Other Wine Co., focusing on sustainable viticulture and working with the team to look closely at other regions, other varieties and other styles.
“Having the ability to work on such amazing vineyards and on new projects where experimentation is encouraged is fantastic,” Matt says.
“I’ve loved seeing the fruit from different vineyards come through and have enjoyed being involved from the very start of vintage.”
The Other Wine Co. is part of the Shaw + Smith stable.
Matt’s first release will be the 2021 Pinot Gris and, looking ahead, he will focus his attention on both existing wines and new wines, honing in on ‘the other’ part of The Other Wine Co.
“Otherness can be found in many different forms – an unsung vineyard, an alternate grape variety or a different winemaking technique,” he says.
Adam Wadewitz, chief winemaker and joint CEO of Shaw + Smith says, “We are really excited to have Matt on board to lead The Other Wine Co. team, as well as work across Shaw + Smith and Tolpuddle.
“He has some cracking experience, particularly in cooler climates, that will really drive the wines to a new place and bring fresh insights.”
The Other Wine Co. wines include an Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris and Shiraz, Blewitt Spings Grenache and Ricca Terra Farms Arinto.