Mary Retallack Resume and Timeline

Recent Articles:

The Australian & NZ Grapegrower & Winemaker

(January 2013)

Being proactive to avoid disputes eventuating in the vineyard.
The Australian & NZ Grapegrower & Winemaker

(December 2012)

What can be done to manage risk in difficult seasons? Part 2.
The Australian & NZ Grapegrower & Winemaker

(November 2012)

What can be done to manage risk in difficult seasons? Part 1.
The Australian & NZ Grapegrower & Winemaker

(May 2011)

Post harvest vineyard care: Experts share their top tips for post-harvest.
Australian Viti

(Nov / Dec 2010

A day in the Kosovo wine industry: Mary travelled to the Rahovec Valley in Kosovo to find out more about the local winegrowing industry.
The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker

(June 2010)

Roundtable discussion: winter pruning.
Australian Viti

(Jan / Feb 2010

Rural India inspires resilience and capacity building: Mary visited India with the ARLP to learn about the challenges facing the country's rural communities.
white wine grapes

About Mary

Mary Retallack

Viticulturist / Managing Director

B.App.Sc, P.Grad.Dip (NRM), B.Ed, Grad.Dip (Viticulture), P.Cert (Arb), CPAg, GAICD, ARLF

Mary Retallack is a Viticultural Consultant based in Adelaide who has worked professionally in the wine sector over the last two decades. Mary grew up on a fruit block in the Riverland and is a third generation viticulturist.

Previous employment as a Senior Viticultural Consultant at Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services, Vineyard Manager at Mountadam Vineyards in Eden Valley, Program Leader with the CRC for Viticulture on their Research to Practice program (throughout Australia), and work with Onkaparinga Institute of TAFE providing training in McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek and the South East regions of South Australia have given Mary a broad understanding of all facets of the wine sector. Mary has travelled extensively within Australia and overseas and has worked in the USA and Canada.


Inductee, Businesswomen's Hall of Fame 2017

The Businesswomen's Hall of Fame is an initiative that recognises women business owners who are industry leads, champions of the community and quiet achievers who are working towards creating great impact in business and in their customers' lives.

Now in its 19th year, over 200 women have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.



RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year, SA and National winner 2012




Tertiary Qualifications

PhD in Viticulture, commenced in 2012 - in progress Professional Certificate in Arbitration, 2010 Graduate Diploma of Viticulture, 2001 Bachelor of Education (In-service), 1999 Post Graduate Diploma (Natural Resource Management), 1994 Bachelor of Applied Science (Conservation and Park Management), 1993


Professional Accreditation

Certified Practising Agriculturist (CPAg)
AICD: Australian Institute of Company Directors, Course Diploma (GAICD)


ASVO: Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology

Ag Institute Australia


GAICD: Australian Institute of Company Directors


Non-Executive Director

Australian Grape and Wine Authority (trading as Wine Australia)


RIRDC RWA: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women's Award, South Australia and National winner 2012

ARLF: Australian Rural Leadership Program - Course 15

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