Meet David Lowe and chances are he’ll be spruiking the benefits of the state’s wine industry.
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The Mudgee winemaker, fiercely proud of his family’s pioneering past in the region, has been at the vanguard of organic winemaking.

He is the vice-president of the NSW Wine Industry Association and of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, and sits on the Primary Industry Minister’s Advisory Council.

Along the way he also produces an extensive portfolio of wines under his Lowe, Louee and Tinja labels.

Already this year, his Lowe brands were recognised at the NSW, and Inland NSW, Tourism awards.

Now the 35-year winemaking veteran has officially been declared a legend after he was named the inaugural Wine Communicators of Australia’s [WCA] Legend of the Vine at its recent Sydney Royal Wine Show lunch.

WCA chairwoman Angie Bradbury said that the award recognised “a member of the wine industry who has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the wine business and industry at large, as well as display a strong affinity for the objectives of WCA”.

Ms Bradbury said the award aims to acknowledge the passion, drive and leadership, and communication skills of a wine identity.

She said throughout his career, Lowe “sat on committees, fronted lunches and wine shows, acted as spokesperson, mentored many, and in doing so, earned the respect of his peers”. Lowe joins Phil Laffer, James Halliday, Chris Anstee and Lyndey Milan as a WCA life member.

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