Vale Dr Tony Jordan OAM

We’re saddened by the news that Dr Tony Jordan OAM has passed away at the age of 75. Highly respected and influential in the wine industry, Tony began his career in wine as a lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Wine Science at Riverina College (now Charles Sturt University) in 1974, where he also created the oenology course with Don Lester and Brian Croser.

Among many of his achievements, Tony was instrumental in the establishment of Domaine Chandon‘s Australian operation, becoming Managing Director of the Yarra Valley winery in 1987. He was then made CEO of Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay in 2003. Tony’s consulting business Oenotec worked with Chandon wineries worldwide and he was a well-known regular on the wine judging circuit. To honour his legacy, in June Wine Australia inaugurated the annual Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award for the most outstanding Wine Australia PhD scholarship applicant, offering the winner up to $40,000 to support their studies.

Photography courtesy  of Moët Hennessey