3rd Generation Barossa Winemaker Joins Dural Wines

November 29, 2022

Dural Wines – Kaesler and Saint and Scholar brands, is excited to welcome 3rd generation Barossa winemaker, Tim Dolan to the Dural team. 

Son of Nigel and grandson of Bryan, arguably two of the most influential Australian winemakers of their respective eras, Tim not only has the pedigree, but the passion, experience and qualifications to go with it. Awarded Dux of the famous Len Evans Tutorial in 2018, Tim has a degree in Oenology from the University of Adelaide and is regularly selected as a judge on the Australian winemaking circuit. 

Dural Wines CEO Catherine Turnadge said, “we are excited to have Tim on the team, making the wines his own and taking them to the next generation”. 

After 10 years as the Senior Winemaker at Peter Lehmann Wines and various vintages in different regions across USA, Italy, Canada and Australia, Tim said, “I am looking forward to working with the vineyard assets at Kaesler and making not only the Shiraz that it’s famous for but also my favourite red variety, Grenache. In addition, it will be exciting to be a part of building Saint and Scholar with Stephen Dew, through crafting exceptional wines from the unique Gumeracha estate in the Adelaide Hills”. 

Tim commences as the Chief Winemaker with Dural on the 19th September 2022, joining Senior Winemaker, Stephen Dew. 

The creator of Kaesler’s famous “The Bogan” shiraz; Reid Bosward, will be handing over the reins to Tim, to take on other agricultural pursuits with Duxton Bees and regenerative farming. He will remain an important part of the business, passing his passion and knowledge to the next generation of Kaesler custodians. 

Kaesler Wines: Home to some of the Barossa Valley’s most highly regarded estate grown premium wines including: Old Bastard, Old Vine, The Bogan and Avignon. 

Saint and Scholar: Modern wines made from grapes sourced from the unique Gumeracha vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. 

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