Richard Leask is a second-generation winegrower based in McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 26 years’ experience in various Australian wine regions.
Presently, he is at the helm of Leask Agri, a vineyard management company focusing on regenerative agriculture principles over family-owned and client vineyards totalling 180ha. He is co-owner of boutique wine label Hither and Yon with a strong focus on climate adaptive varieties.
In 2019, Richard was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to study Regenerative Agriculture systems across farming enterprises globally. In 2021 and 2022, he was a finalist in the ASVO Viticulturist of the Year Award and is a founding trustee of the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation.