There have been few more influential figures in the modern history of Australian wine than Brian Croser.
“I always had the conviction that Australia’s national geographical attributes, climate and soils, its very stable temperate climate on the edge of the Great Southern Ocean, gives a climate the equivalent of 40-45 degrees North. We should be a major supplier of fine wine to the globe. We don’t have enough consumers to do it just for ourselves”
“My passion has been the right climate and the right soil, the right aspect, to get the best out of each variety”
The article is a good brief history of Brian, full of Brian-isms and the ideas that he has solidly stuck to over the past 40 years.