VinoPeople No. 31: Neil McGuigan of Australian Vintage Ltd.

NeilMcGuigan of Australian Vintage Ltd. and standard bearer for Australia in the wine world

©smh.com.au Neil McGuigan

©smh.com.au Neil McGuigan

The best advice I ever got: It’s all about balance.
My life motto: He wine is the hero.
I am currently reading: My emails
The most-played track on my iPod: Frankie Valli’s December 1963
A wine that surprised me recently: Grüner Veltliner from Austria
My favourite newspaper/magazine: Wheels
My desert-island wine: 2003 McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: Pilot in the airforce
I most admire in people: Intelligence
I really detest: Not telling the truth
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like   to have: Patience
I relax while: Sitting on the beach
I have learnt a lot from: The list is long: my brother Brian, Robert Hesketh, Len Evans, David Clark…
My first taste of wine was: When I was 15, it was a fortified wine, probably   Port
My last meal and sip will be: Salmon and Semillon
What do you want to show most in your wine? The expression of the variety, balance and elegance