Trevor Mast, Australian wine pioneer, dies at 63

Trevor Mast, Australian wine pioneer, dies at 63

Trevor Mast, longtime winemaker at Australia’s Mount Langi Ghiran winery and a legend in the Victorian wine industry, died of pneumonia on 8 March, following a five-year battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was 63. Mast established Mount Langi Ghiran as a benchmark of cool-climate Australian Shiraz over 20 years, nurturing old vines in a dramatic, granitic site in the shadow of the mountain of the same name in Victoria’s Grampians region. The wine is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most distinctive single-vineyard wines, writes Tyson Stelzer in Wine Spectator.

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