Next Crop x Juniper

From 3 July, 15 dynamic and skilled members of the Margaret River grape and wine community will embark on the Next Crop program, which aims to empower emerging leaders within the region to enhance their leadership capacity for their businesses and our overall regional development. Of these 15 individuals two have been selected from Juniper: Andrew Bretherton our Head WInemaker and Dan Stocker our Assistant Vineyard Manager.

The professional and personal development program, funded by Wine Australia and industry, will deliver a series of regionally tailored sessions for emerging leaders who want to understand their leadership capacity and gain exposure to concepts of leadership. The clear objective is to build confidence and provide a development opportunity that will keep the future generation engaged and committed to the region and their career in the grape and wine sector.

We asked Dan about his involvement. “The Margaret River region has been served incredibly well, over more than 50 years, by a succession of wonderful leaders,” he said. “Programs like this provide an awesome opportunity to work with a group of engaged, passionate and talented wine professionals to build on their legacy and drive our region forward.”

Wine Australia Next Crop Margaret River 2024 is funded by Wine Australia, supported by Margaret River Wine Association and will be delivered by Eloise Jarvis of Margaret River Wine Solutions and Tash Teakle of Innovation Cluster with guest speakers who will be invited to present specific topics.

Congratulations to Andy and Dan on being a part of this fantastic initiative.