The Tyrrell family has been producing outstanding wines in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales since 1858 and now shares the position of being the second oldest continuously owned and operated family winery in Australia. Handed down through four generations, the company is now managed by Bruce Tyrrell.
Bruce Tyrrell graduated from the University of New England in 1973 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics. He has had a broad range of involvement in the wine industry and is currently a Director of the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association and the Hunter Valley Research Foundation.
In 2006, Bruce Tyrrell was recognized with an Order of Australia medal for his contribution to the Australian wine industry; improving grape quality, research, tourism and export opportunities. In 2009, he was named a Hunter Valley Living Legend at the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Awards. That same year, Tyrrell’s Wines was also named Australian Red Winery of the Year by Gary Walsh and Campbell Mattins.