Malcolm Campbell is the fourth generation viticulturist at Campbells Winery, Rutherglen.
Born in 1943, he was educated at Rutherglen and then as a boarder at Scotch College in Melbourne. Beginning in 1961, he worked alongside his father Allen, developing the family vineyards and pastoral interests, and taking control after his father's death in 1974.
He has overseen the replanting of most of the family's vineyards and their expansion to 150 acres.
Vitally interested in the viticultural needs of the district, he was a founding member of the Rutherglen Vine Grafting facility, which provides vines for the district as a non-profit organization.
Malcolm has been a member of the VWIA Viticultural Committee since its inception and a member of the Dookie College Vineyard Advisory Committee 1992 - 1994.
He is a member of the Victorian Murray Valley Vine Improvement Association Committee working to improve the quality of vine planting material for the grape growing industry.
|He has toured much of Europe's grape growing regions as well as parts of New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Israel and parts of California with University and Consultant groups to further his knowledge.
He currently is a member of the National Vine Health Committee, Phylloxera Technical Reference Group.