GTW Young Winemaker of the Year Will Gilbert

In 2016 and only in his 20s, Will Gilbert took over the family brand – a task that might have felt daunting for some, but not our Young Winemaker of the Year. Will Gilbert was destined to be a winemaker – the sixth-generation grape-grower in his family. Not that there was any pressure from his father Simon, just his innate desire to “mess with grapes”. Gilbert has done more than that, taking Gilbert Family Wines in a new direction than was set by his more traditional father. Peter Bourne chats with Will who, at 32, is at the threshold of his vinous journey, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine October/November 2021 issue