Louisa grew up in Melbourne and completed a Science degree in physics at the University of Melbourne before relocating to South Australia to study winemaking at Adelaide University’s Roseworthy Campus, graduating as dux in 1993. She then joined Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery. 28 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, serving on committees and advisory boards.  She judges in Australian and International Wine Shows and she is an active member of the Barossa 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. In her spare time she and her partner run an 800 acre sheep and cattle property in the beautiful Eden Valley.