Family and Flexibility

Family and flexibility
FAMILY BUSINESS: Stephen Chambers in his element at Chambers Rosewood Winery at Rutherglen. PHOTO: Phoebe Powell

HE may be part of the sixth generation of a family that has been an integral part of Rutherglen’s winemaking industry since the 1850s, but Stephen Chambers believes it is never too late to learn more about winemaking and reexamines traditional ways of doing things.

He has been making wine at Chambers Rosewood since the turn of the century, but says even that amount of time is not long at all in a typical winemaker’s career.

But 2018 has been a banner year for Stephen and the winery.

The company’s Old Vine Muscat was awarded a gold medal at the Sommeliers Wine Awards in London, while the winery and its product were once again acknowledged in the James Halliday Wine Companion.

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