Yarra’s gentleman passes on
22 Sep 2008 by Jancis Robinson
Very sad news that Dr Bailey Carrodus, founder of Yarra Yering and pioneer of Australia’s now hugely signficant Yarra Valley, died on Friday after a short illness. Like Didier Dagueneau of Pouilly-Fumé, who pre-deceased him by only a few days, he was highly independent, idiosyncratic and a pioneer – although there the similarities ended. Bailey Balfour Carrodus was first and foremost a gentleman and a scholar. He was a plant physiologist at All Souls, Oxford, the intellectual hothouse of a college that admits no undergraduates - and has a mind-boggling cellar. Nick and I once went to lunch with him at his airy home...

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