Daryl Groom: Award-Winning Winemaker
His love was producing Penfolds famed red wine, Grange, which he oversaw from 1984 until his move to the USA in 1990. Daryl makes regular trips back to South Australia to oversee all winemaking operations for Groom to ensure the highest quality product.
Daryls passion for wine sees him judging and 5 international wine shows. Always a favorite on the panel, he is known as much for his infectious laugh and humor as his "spot-on" wine evaluations. He has been a guest speaker on the Queen Mary 2 and Seabourne cruise lines. He has also been a repeat guest on E television in the USA.
Daryl's many awards include:
Quarterly Review of Wines Winemaker of the Year
San Francisco Chronicle Winemaker of the Year
Dallas Morning News Publishers Award, Winemaker of the Year
Houston Chronicle Winemaker of the Year
Los Angeles Times Winemaker of the Year
Mead on Wine Winemaker of the Year
Food & Wine One of 11 Visionaries to Change the World of Wine
Dallas TV Munson Award for International Accomplishment
IWSC International Winemaker of the Year