Jacob's Creek chief winemaker Ben Bryant has announced the appointment of Trina Smith to the position of group white and sparkling winemaker, based out of the brand’s home in the Barossa Valley.
Smith has over 20 years of winemaking experience and completion of international vintages in California, Italy and South Africa.
Smith says: “Jacob's Creek is a proudly Australian brand of world-class standards, with a strong heritage of some of the finest winemakers in the country, who continually inject their passion and knowledge into building the brand into what it is today. I am thrilled to now be a part of this team and look forward to sharing my experiences to help continue to take Jacob’s Creek to wine drinkers around the world.”
Trina will provide guidance to the operational winemaking team and continue to drive advances and innovation across all aspects of the brand’s Australian operations and wine portfolio.
Trina joins Jacob's Creek from Treasury Wine Estates where she recently held the position of senior sparkling winemaker since 2008. In this role, Trina worked across their entire Australian sparkling portfolio.
Ben Bryant, chief winemaker for Jacob’s Creek says: “We’re thrilled to have Trina join our family and look forward to tapping into her wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure that we continue to produce wines of a world-class standard.”
29 November 2016 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editorial assistant