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Australian Winemaker Joins Hatten Wines

Don Buchanan Brings Life-Long Wine Making Expertise to Bali.

(3/30/2008) Australian-born Don Buchanan has been appointed as Managing Director of Hatten Wines based in Sanur, Bali.

Raised in Melbourne, Buchanan has had a life-time affiliation with the wine industry in Australian and abroad. After completing an Agricultural Science degree in Victoria, Buchanan pursued further studies in Oenology at the world-renowned Roseworthy College Campus in South Australia. During school holidays the young, aspiring winemaker worked at many of Lindeman Wines facilities throughout New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

After finishing his degree, Buchanan's first appointment was as assistant winemaker at the Karadoc Winery near Mildura in Victoria. Following several years at that facility, he moved on to gain more practical experience at Lindeman, Leo Buring, Kaiser Stuhl, Krondorf, Buchanan Wines, Arrowfield and Tisdall, & Hopwood.

Among the awards won by Don Buchanan are the Bacchus Trophy; Qantas Trophy; The Red Wine Awards from Jimmy Watson; - and the prestigious "Winemaker of the Year" award.

Most recently, Buchanan established Buchanan Wines Vineyard and Winery in Tasmania specializing in super-premium cool climate wines. He has also created a micro-brewery at Rosevear's Hotel in the Tamar Valley and consulted Boag's Brewery in Tasmania.

With a love for cooking, good food, fine wine, and flying (Buchanan pilots his own 2-seater Ultra Light Plane) - Don and his wife, Judy, are looking forward to using his varied experience to build on the established success of Hatten Wines.

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