It’s the editor here, taking control of Jane’s blog for today and for good reason. Jane Ferrari last night was inducted into the very special group known as Barons of the Barossa. This select group of men and women are chosen for the important roles they play in the Barossa wine industry and community. Jane joins true legends of the Barossa, a rare privilege and one well-deserved!
So there she was last night, up on the stage in full robes, giving an acceptance speech that had the audience eating out of the palm of her hand. But that’s nothing new. She is known around the globe for her storytelling, and that’s part of how she came to be a Baron.
You’ve probably heard Jane telling tales about Yalumba at a tasting, a dinner or just over a cup of coffee early one morning. You might have been too busy laughing to notice that you were receiving a solid education about Yalumba, the Hill Smith family, and all things Barossa. Jane does all that tireless travelling and talking to serve a purpose: letting the world know that the Barossa is home to many treasures of the wine world, from the soils under our feet to the characters in the street to the special bottles Jane pulls out from time to time.
Now the world is getting to see what a treasure we have in Jane. Australia’s Wine Communicator of the Year in 2012. Baron of the Barossa in 2013. Congratulations again, Jane!
How do you reckon those robes would travel in Big Blue?