Ros Ritchie specialises in classic, aromatic white wines and elegant reds. The fruit is sourced from vignerons of the local high country, with whom she works closely to produce intensely flavoured grapes from low cropping vines, harvested at optimum ripeness.
After graduating from Roseworthy at the end of 1981, Ros returned home to Victoria to help establish and set up the Delatite winery. She was the winemaker for Delatite for the next 25 years, producing and growing the range of wines; these included the classic aromatics, methode champenoise sparkling, as well as red varietals and blends.
Many of these wines gained consistent critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, with 13 trophies, 39 Gold, 67 Silver and over 210 Bronze medals.
Over the years she took several opportunities to travel within France, Germany and Italy several times, but especially to Alsace, Baden, the Mosel, Rheingau and Pfalz, whose wines strengthened her passion for riesling and gewürztraminer and stimulated her interest in pinot gris…