ASVO past presidents (left to right): Chris Dundon, Garry Wall, Richard Hamilton, Gary Baldwin, Tony Jordan, Peter Hayes, Bill Hardy, Mark Babidge, Terry Lee
The ASVO came into being because an interested group of oenologists and viticulturists had a vision of creating a professional society to further technical research within the grape and wine industry. Without the drive and dedication of the early committee members, it is unlikely that the Society would have been borne. For over half of its life the ASVO was unstaffed, and administered solely by voluntary committee members, yet it managed to grow considerably. With the employment of a part time Administration Manager in 1996 the membership of the Society doubled over the course of a decade. Throughout these years dedicated committee members have worked to keep their members abreast of the latest wine and vine science.
We thank the following individuals who have served as ASVO president: