Ryan Aggiss is WA boy through and through. Growing up just down the road from Aravina Estate where he responsible for all aspects of vineyard management (with consultant viticulturist Ryan Gibbs) and wine production at Aravina Estate.
When he was younger, he’s spent plenty of time exploring the Great Deep South and enjoyed stints in France, the US and South Australia. He’s been back in Western Australia for 14 years now, with almost five of them spent heading up all things wine at Aravina Estate.
He spent five years as site winemaker at Accolade Wine’s Houghton Winery in Nannup, he was instrumental in producing a large number of premium prizes winning and popular wines across the suite of labels owned by Accolade including Houghtons and Brookland Valley. He has worked in Margaret River, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Sonoma Valley California and is a regular judge at Western Australian wine shows.
In 2009 Ryan was awarded the Wine Society Australian and New Zealand “Young Winemaker of the Year Award” whilst working at Margaret River’s Flying Fish Cove.
Ryan Aggiss has claimed various trophies and medals at national and international wine shows, enjoyed a sabbatical through France’s renowned wine regions, undertaken an internship in the Napa Valley, California, and worked as a winemaker in all regions of Australia.
Make sure to visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od-5Jir_GmQ for our complete interview with winemaker Ryan Aggiss.