BALLARAT'S Owen Latta has just received a huge accolade - named Gourmet Traveller Wine's Young Winemaker of the Year.
Recognised for his quality Eastern Peake and Latta Vino wines, the second generation winemaker brings a wealth of experience and passion to the winemaking process.
According to Gourmet Traveller Wine, "Owen Latta is the Ballarat kid setting the Australian wine scene on fire. Between the premium wines of Eastern Peake and the more expressive, avant garde releases under his own, eponymous Latta Vino range, Latta has shown his mettle as one of Australia’s most thoughtful and daring winemakers."
Learn all about Owen's story here:
Owen Latta is one of the artisans profiled as part of the city's Made of Ballarat campaign.
The campaign showcases the productivity and craftsmanship inherent in Ballarat, bringing a series of stories, documentaries and exclusive events to the fore, enticing more people to visit the city and experience a getaway filled with art, culture and delight.
From handmade porcelain ceramic makers to winemakers and charcuterie butchers, knife makers to cocoa connoisseurs and woodsmiths, the campaign explores the lifetime passions of many talented locals who represent the wider artisan culture in Ballarat.