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3 Jul 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 128: Tom Carson, Yabby Lake

Debra catches up with Tom Carson of Yabby Lake, located on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula (near Melbourne, Victoria). After some Aussie pronunciation lessons, Tom tells Debra why it’s good for business and Pinot Noir to be located in “Melbourne’s summer playground”, including the fact that it is a maritime climate, with water on three sides.

They discuss the fascinating little Australian crayfish – “yabbies” – that the winery is named after and why they are so “tough and hardy”: “a bit like vines” according to Debra, or a “bit like Aussie guys” according to Tom. Finally they discuss how Tom got into winemaking in the first place, what his favourite parts of the job are and why winemakers, like wine, “get better with age”.

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