Young Winemaker of the Year in 2009, Ryan Aggiss has claimed various trophies and medals at national and international wine shows, enjoyed a sabbatical through France's renowned wine regions, undertaken an internship in the Napa Valley, California, and worked as a winemaker in all regions of Australia.
A passionate winemaker for the past 10 years, Ryan said CSU's Wine Science degree was his first choice due to the regard the degree has in the industry, adding that he often draws on the technical advice and experience of his university peers, many of whom are now successful winemakers in their own right.
"I'm currently in charge of the daily winemaking at Houghton Wines Nannup, a 5,000Tn facility in the south-west of WA. I am extremely proud and satisfied of my current role and relish the challenges the position entails on a daily, weekly and monthly basis."
"I chose CSU because it is renowned in this industry as without a doubt the best wine science / viticulture / wine marketing degree in Australia, with an excellent record of distance education capabilities. My best experiences at CSU were Wine Sensory 2, amazing wines and meeting and nurturing my network of industry peers.
"I'm motivated to make the best wines for Australian consumers I can, to experiment and continually trial winemaking practices and to create inspiring wines for all. My greatest achievement to-date is the 2013 Houghton Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon, and in the future I'd like to make the greatest Australian Bordeaux blend, both red and white, ever made."