Michael Downer

2017 Young Gun of Wine

Michael Downer is the second generation winemaker at Murdoch Hill winery. 

After studying Oenology he went to work for a top Winery in the Adelaide Hills before embarking on a globe trotting adventure. Touring the great wine regions of the world with harvest experience in Barolo, Italy, he then returned to Australia with vintages in Great Western, Victoria and other local wineries before finally joining the family winery in 2012. 

Downer was named the Young Gun of Wine in 2017 and has been selected for the esteemed Len Evans Tutorial. 

Michael Downer
Michael Downer

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