Next Crop Leadership Program

Victoria’s first Next Crop leadership program has concluded with 27 up-and-coming leaders completing the program. Developed by Wine Australia and supported by Wine Victoria, the six month program advanced leadership skills, encouraged networking and fostered innovation. Participants from Heathcote, the Grampians, Pyrenees, Nagambie and Geelong were highly complementary of the program.

The program finale held in Ballarat in November included presentations on projects including communications, tourism, sustainability, education, diversity and collaboration/innovation.

Watch this space for more information on the projects presented.

Next Crop Graduates

Elizabeth Baker Wimmera Hills Winery
Hadyn Black Black & Ginger Wines
Aaron Burge Blue Pyrenees Estate Winery
Tim Castle Taltarni
Holly Cusworth Tahbilk Pty Ltd
Kirsty Daniel Great Western Enterprises
Georgette Gabb Good Chat Wine
Susan Hamilton Sutton Grange Winery
Marcus Holt Scotchmans Hill Winery
Melissa Hunter Sanguine Estate (Heathcote)
Lucy Joyce Black & Ginger Wines
Gerard Kennedy Kennedy Vintners
Rob Kinch Scotchmans Hill Winery
Marion Leith Passing Clouds
Luxing (David) Li Greenstone Yarra Valley
Madeleine Marson Vinea Marson
Pia Merrick Qualia Wine Services
India Munari Munari
Steve Oates M.Chapoutier Australia
Nancy Panter SubRosa
Jacob Parton Best’s Wines
Steven Paul Oakdene Wines
Jackson Snep Welshmans Reef Vineyard
Lachie Thomas Tahbilk Pty. Ltd.
Michelle Toose Hanging Rock Winery
Richard Younger Fogarty Wine Group
Sam Atherton Fowles Wine