The 2025 Shortlist

Viticulturist of the Year: The Finalists

By Halliday Wine Companion

Meet the 2025 Viticulturist of the Year finalists.

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It’s all about the dirt. It’s all about the vines. It’s all about getting grapes into the winery in the healthiest condition possible. This is the job of the viticulturist. It’s arguably the most important job in wine. We present the 2025 Viticulturist of the Year Shortlist – meet our finalists below.

Troy McInnes of Chalmers

Troy McInnes, Chalmers

Where: Heathcote, Victoria