You may call her Baroness


Congratulations, Jane!

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?

20 responses to “You may call her Baroness

  1. Congratulations Jane
    Your passion for both Barossa and Yulumba deserves this recognition, you now don’t have any excuse for not getting dressed up for functions since you had a gown given to you.

    • yalumbastories

      Very true Brett, and it also confirms the rumour that I’ve got legs! Thanks a huge amount for the note, and I’ll see you all up there on the Sunshine Coast come the end of May.

  2. Rhonda sexton

    Jane you deserve this well done and congratulations.

  3. Congratulation Ferrari you are a star can wait to see you in Sydney for a catch up! Well done Jane!

    • yalumbastories

      Thanks Luca – you know you’ve always got me for those hot North Shore gigs! Thanks a huge amount for the note – see ya soon.

  4. You could sneak a whole lot of donuts up those sleeves!! Congrats Ferrari and very well dessert-oops-deserved!!

  5. well done missus..You rock.

    • yalumbastories

      Sorry I missed you this last trip to Dublin Mick, thanks for the note, and I got given 2 tickets to the Book of Kells exhibition for when next I’m in town. If I make it in December – you and I are going! Thanks for keeping the faith, and I’ll see you when the mud dries!

  6. Herman Giligan

    Just wanted to congratulate Jane on her achievement. Well deserved!

    • yalumbastories

      Thanks Herman, getting lots of titles this week – Frau Baron, Baroness Von Ferrarischnitter, and just BJ (Baroness Jane) for short. Can’t wait for the first big twirl in the formal robes – not sure what event it will be, but will put up a photo! Keep a weather eye on England for me, and thanks again for your kind words.

  7. Renae Newhouse

    WhooHooo! Congratulations,Jane!! Or do we call you Lady Jane now!? Anyone who has ever met you can’t help but walk away with your same passion for the Barrossa and Yalumba. Much deserved!!

    • yalumbastories

      Thanks enormously Renae, and you can pretty much pick your title – I’m answering to them all these days! Thrilled to bits with it all, and will put up the formal photo with me next to the Governor of South Australia soon. Cheers!

  8. Linda Rominger

    Brilliant! Congratulations Jane!

    • yalumbastories

      Thanks a huge amount Linda, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you all Stateside come your Fall

  9. Jennifer Rasler

    Congratulations Jane, I love reading your posts, especially your post about SF !!!

    • yalumbastories

      Thanks Jen – you’ll be pleased to know I wore my ‘Gigantes de San Francisco’ T shirt today, bought in September last year on the Giants run up to the World Series. I do love SFO, and it will good to be back come September.

  10. M’Lady
    Onya! Fantastic honour & truly deserved. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke! Can’t wait to curtsy proper like next time I see you 😉
    Big love, Brian xo

    • yalumbastories

      Ahh….Irish Brian. One of my favourites! Thanks very much, and I hope you’re all set with the Ely folk in Dublin for the matrimonials! See ya when it’s Sydney.

  11. Baroness Ferrari – has a great ring to it! Congrats!

    • yalumbastories

      Thanks Johnny, and I shall expect nothing short of fabulous arrangements at the University Club for visiting gentry!!

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