As a teenager, Fiona Donald sent a letter to Len Evans after reading an article he wrote, asking him how one might enter the wine industry. He encouraged her to study to be a winemaker at the best place in the country at the time; Roseworthy College. Since graduating in 1990 Fiona has worked for some of Australia’s most important wine companies in many of Australia’s finest regions. Her work since 2009 as the chief winemaker of Seppeltsfield has brought her the most joy and the most acclaim, and has revitalised one of the country’s most historic wineries.
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I was at my parents place, which meant I had access to my cellar, and so I opened up a few wines from the ’90s. First I opened and tasted the Penfolds Bin 389 1996, then the Seville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1999.
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Penfolds Bin 389 1996
Seville Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999