AAVWS Management

The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is run by a group of passionate people including the Chief of Judges, (Sophie Otton, current, Jane Faulkner 2012 – 2018, Max Allen 2005 – 2011 and Tim White 2001- 2004) and Australian wine identities such as Louisa Rose, Chairman 2009 – 2016, Bruce Chalmers, Kathleen Quealy, Stefano de Pieri, Mark Walpole and a dedicated committee.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Location: Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 0417 556 821
Email: info@aavws.com
Postal: PO Box 3276, Mildura,Victoria, 3502

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ashley Ratcliff (President) – Vigneron & Managing Director, Riccaterra Farms, SA
Mark Walpole (Deputy President) – Viticulturist, Greenstone, VIC
Kim Chalmers (Secretary) – Director, Chalmers Wines Australia, VIC
Helen Healy (Treasurer) – Director, HHO Events, VIC
Tennille Chalmers – Director, Chalmers Wines Australia, VIC
Jonathan Creek – Winemaker, Zilzie Wines, VIC
Graeme Wellman – Viticulturist, Dorrien Winemaking, SA
Simon Killeen – Owner and Winemaker, Simao & Co., VIC
Leah Heinrich, Viticulture and Oenology student, Adelaide University, SA

AMBASSADORS

Bruce Chalmers, Stefano de Pieri, Robin Day, Kathleen Quealy, Jenni Chalmers, Louisa Rose

CHIEF OF JUDGES

Sophie Otton – Wine Consultant, educator, writer, presenter, wine bar owner. Sydney, NSW

HEAD OF STEWARDS

Anita Goode – Winemaker & Director, Wangolina, SA

SHOW MANAGEMENT

Helen Healy – Business and Show Manager
Kim Chalmers – Brand and Project Manager
Tennille Chalmers – Partnerships and Events Manager

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    Changing the World

    “The massive impact the AAVWS has had on wine production and consumption in Australia over the last 15 years is now flowing overseas as alternative varieties breathe new life into the UK market and add colour and excitement to the Australian offering.”