The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is thrilled to announce Australia's oldest family owned winery, Yalumba is the 2013 recipient of the International Award Of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition. An internationally recognized award, wineries from around the world submitted applications documenting their sustainable programs with Yalumba being the clear winner.
Yalumba is a part of the Negociants USA Portfolio
Growing up in rural settings in the southeast United States, Melissa learned at an early age to appreciate the natural environment around her. After studies at the University of Montevallo outside Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Mitchell moved to Europe where she worked as a counselor with the US Army and Allied Forces as well as President of the Berlin American Women’s Club. Among their many activities, the Club was involved in helping the children of Chernobyl as well as working to reunite parents separated by the former East German regime with their mentally disabled children. Following that, she worked with the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and the US State Department in organizing volunteer activities for then President Bill Clinton’s July1994 visit to Berlin.