Dan’s Barossa wine appreciation
Unlike a young wine, Dan Swincer, 30, is showing maturity and depth beyond his years. The winemaker from Orlando Wines was crowned the 2011 Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year on Friday night. Dan won the highly contended title with his Orlando 2008 Gramps Botrytis Semillon and 2007 JC Barossa Steingarten Riesling, which were judged against nine wines from Australia and New Zealand. He was honoured at a gala function held on the rooftop of Sydney’s Darling Harbour’s Coast Restaurant, reports The Barossa & Light Herald.