Dylan Grigg is a practical hands-on viticulturist, advisor and vineyard owner with a PhD in viticulture. When not travelling, speaking or riding mountain bikes he can be found in his own old vine vineyard getting his hands dirty doing whatever needs to be done.

Dylan began his career in viticulture in the Barossa Valley pruning old vines and driving tractors in the 90’s boom. Early on he worked in contrasting Barossa and Adelaide Hills regions. He took a leap from vineyard management to mature age entry to study viticulture and work at the University of Adelaide to anchor practical experience with theory and research.

Following graduation Dylan worked and lived in NZ for a stint before settling in Victoria as viticulturist for Mac Forbes in the Yara Valley and surrounds. At this time, he founded meristem viticulture (2008) as an advisory service to help growers and winemakers get the most from their vines. Returning to Adelaide some 8 years later Dylan continued to consult while completing a PhD in Old Vines investigating vine age, grape and wine quality. During this an opportunity arose in Spain where he moved and lived with his young family working and travelling extensively within Europe.

Returning home to Australia he now works with an exclusive group of high-quality winemakers and growers across diverse regions, climates and varieties in places such as WA, VIC, TAS, SA and Spain.