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Louisa completed a BSc majoring in physics at the University of Melbourne before relocating to South Australia to study winemaking at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus.
She joined the Hill-Smith family and Yalumba in 1992. 31 vintages later, Louisa has worked alongside many legends of the wine industry, being involved in almost every facet of viticulture, winemaking and management taking on the role of chief winemaker in 2006.
Louisa is involved in the greater wine industry as wine show judge and as the Grand Master of the fraternity The Barons of Barossa. She is Chair of the Board of the Australian Wine Research Institute and Chair of the University of Adelaide Alumni Council. Despite her other roles, Louisa is most at home in the vineyard or cellar, tasting grapes and ferments and crafting wines with the Yalumba winemaking team, or at home on the farm in the Eden Valley.