Daryl Groom: Award-Winning Winemaker
In addition to consulting on Finale Wines projects, Daryl is Winemaker for Groom, and Vice President of Winemaking & Operations for Peak Wines International. Prior to this position, he was both Senior White Winemaker and then Senior Red Winemaker for Penfolds Wines in Australia.

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.

Daryl’s 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