d’Arry Osborn has worked over 70 consecutive vintages at d’Arenberg. His history in the industry spans his lifetime of nearly 90 years. During this time d’Arry has taken the d’Arenberg brand from bulk flagon production to an internationally recognised wine brand.
In 1943 d’Arry, then aged 16, came home from school and helped his father, whose health was failing, to run the vineyard & winery business. d’Arry assumed full management control after his father’s death in 1957.
d’Arry’s wines of the 1960’s gained cult status amongst Imbibers and Judges. The 1968 Cabernet Sauvignon won the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1969 and the 1967 Red Burgundy, a Grenache based wine went on to be awarded 7 trophies and 29 Gold Medals at Australian capital city wine shows.
In 1958, d’Arry joined the Wine and Brandy Producers Association of South Australia over the years d’Arry has been treasurer, vice president & president and is now an honorary life member.
For 28 years d’Arry was a Councillor on the South Australian Chamber of Commerce, Foundation member and chair of the McLaren Vale Wine Bushing Festival and Chair of the McLaren Vale Winemakers Association.
Other accolades include receiving the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1978 and invested as Patron of the Australian Wine Industry, a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2004, and a Business SA’s Industry Champions Awards in 2014, among others.