Hi, my name is Amanda (Mandy) and welcome to The Vine Scout website. Based in the Barossa Valley, I’ve over 28 years experience in the Viticulture Industry working extensively throughout, but not limited to, the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Riverland regions.
After ditching her Arts/Economics Degree, Amanda has stuck to her guns, working in the Wine Industry for 28 years as a qualified Viticulturist, with extensive experience and practical application in South Australia.
“I have been very fortunate to have been employed with high profile wine companies including Southcorp Wines, Thorn Clarke Wines, Yalumba and Treasury Wine Estates where I learnt a lot, combining the art of wine grape growing with science”.
‘Vine Scout’ is a Viticulture Technical Support Service based in the Barossa Valley that has been in operation for the past 6 years assisting over 25 clients located in the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Riverland wine growing regions.
“There is special place on the eastern hill slopes of the Barossa Valley beside the North Para River, called ‘Gumpara’ where I, along with my husband, Mark Mader, own and manage a family 7th generation vineyard operation (25ha) and premium boutique wine label – Gumpara Wines ”.