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Douglas returns to Coonawarra

Published:  23 July, 2008

Douglas returns as new winemaker for the Gartner family,

Peter Douglas, formerly winemaker at Wynns, in Coonawarra, has returned to Coonawarra after two years making wine outside Australia. Douglas will be winemaker for the Gartner family, which has been growing grapes for a range of Australian companies, including BRL Hardy. A new winery is being built on the Gartner property and, according to Douglas, this will be ready by the next vintage, in 2001. Since 1998, Douglas has been working in the USA. "Peter Douglas is one of Australia's top winemakers. He probably realised while he was away that Australia is actually a pretty good place to make wine," said Southcorp managing director, Michael Paul.