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2018 Viticulturist of the Year | Kingston Estate’s Nicole Pitman

On Friday 16 November the winners of the 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards were announced at the largest ever gathering of Australian women in wine – in Sydney.

Congratulations to Kingston Estate’s Nicole Pitman who was named 2018 Viticulturist of the Year at the Australian Women in Wine Awards!

 

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Over the last four years Kingston Vineyards’ rapid expansion has resulted in Nicole’s implementation of systems to track and measure operations across all our vineyards. Size takes on a whole new perspective in her work: during harvest she co-ordinates samples and yield data which at the peak times means sampling 50 patches in any one day. Harvest duties also include yield mapping which involves matching each truck load to each harvester which can be a maximum of 1000 tonnes of fruit per day or 50+ trucks across all sites.

Her wealth of knowledge recently saw her invited by Riverland Wine to join a meeting of local “thinkers” and engineers from Adelaide University for collaborative projects.

Nicole Pitman – 2018 Viticulturist of the year. A well deserved achievement!