HUNTER VALLEY LEGENDS
Jay Tulloch - J.Y.[Jay] Tulloch is a third generation Hunter Valley vigneron commencing work in the family business in 1962 at the age of 18 years. The business at that time included dairying and grazing interests, as well as winemaking.
The family sold the Company in 1969 and Jay stayed on to become the General Manager in 1973. He continued in this role through numerous corporate takeovers to become General Manager of Southcorp Hunter Valley operations which included Tullochs, Lindemans and Hungerford Hill encompassing wineries, vineyards and cellar door sales operations.
In 1997 Jay left Southcorp and established the JYT Wine Company with his wife Julia. In 1991 the opportunity arose to purchase the old family company J.Y.Tulloch & Sons Pty Ltd with some partners and the business has been revived and expanded in to a thriving and successful concern.
During Jays 50 plus years career in the wine industry he has served on the NSW Wine and Brandy Association, many years on the Hunter Valley Vineyard Association committee, including three years as President, Hunter Valley Wine Show committee and numerous other industry and community organisations.
Jay has played a large part in fostering the Verdelho varieties popularity in the market place with Tulloch Verdelho becoming a market leader.
Jay Tulloch was inducted as a Legend in 2009.