Mr David Bicknell
A veteran of 29 Yarra Valley vintages plus harvest winemaking stints in Burgundy, Alsace and Beaujolais, David Bicknell has been the chief winemaker of Oakridge Wines since 2002.
He is a Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year Winner (2017), a past Dux of the Len Evans Tutorial (2005) and co-founder of the Victorian Pinot Noir Workshop (2002). He is a respected senior wine show judge, which has included tenures as the Chair of Judges at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards and the Royal Queensland Wine Show plus many smaller regional wine shows. He is the current Chair of Judges at the National Wine Show of Australia. In his spare time, he grows grapes for his own family label, Applecross and absorbs as much football of all codes as he can take.