TREASURY Wine Estates has named Charles 'Chilly' Hargrave as the new chief winemaker for its two Tasmanian
labels - Heemskerk and Abel's Tempest.
, a 35-year industry veteran succeeds Anna Pooley, who is now working for her family's winery in the Coal River Valley.
As group sparkling winemaker for Treasury Wine Estates, Hargrave worked closely with Heemskerk viticulturist Jamie Hewett across sparkling vineyards in the Coal River Valley and Derwent Valley.
"I think the wines we are producing out of Tasmania are some of the best examples of their varieties: steely riesling, beautiful aromatic pinot noir, taut and linear chardonnay, and sparkling wines with lovely finesse," Hargrave
appointment came in the same week Treasury Wine Estates announced it was buying the White Hills Tasmanian
vineyard from Brown Brothers.