Byrne Wines is the brainchild of Alex Byrne, one of Australia’s most promising young winemakers, whose passion for capturing everything that makes each varietal he works with special has garnered him plenty of attention and many, many fans over the past few years.
Alex started out in the wine industry at the tender age of 17 - he was a horticulture student looking for some part-time work, and ended up working at the prestigious Taltarni vineyards for Dominique Portet. He may only have been doing bits and pieces of donkey work, but he was totally inspired by the world he’d dipped his toes into… and it wasn’t long before he figured out exactly what he wanted to do with his life.
The next stop on his winemaker’s journey was a stint working with vintages in Margaret River, then a summer shadowing grape growers and vignerons in Northern Rhone. Constantly learning, constantly honing his ideas, and constantly dreaming big, by 2013 he was ready to start bottling his own wines and experimenting with his own grapes.
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