2019 AAVWS Judges

Chief of Judges

Sophie Otton, wine consultant, owner, She Loves You, Sydney, New South Wales 

International Judge

Michaela Morris –  wine writer, educator, judge and speaker, Canada

Australian Judges 

Bryan Currie – winemaker, Hungerford Hill Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Michael Dal Zotto – winemaker, Dal Zotto Wines, King Valley, Victoria

Peter Fraser – winemaker, Yangarra Estate, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Tony Harper – retailer, importer, Craft Wine Store, Brisbane, Queensland

Meira Harel – sommelier, restaurant manager, mother, Adelaide, South Australia

Justin Purser, winemaker, Best’s Wines, Great Western, Victoria

Belinda Thomson – winemaker/viticulturist, Crawford River Wines, Far South West Victoria

Michael Trembath, wine importer, Trembath & Taylor, Melbourne, Victoria

Mark Walpole, viticulturist/owner, Fighting Gully Road, Beechworth, Victoria.

Shavaughn Wells, winemaker, Saltram Wines, Barossa, South Australia

Sue Bell, winemaker, Bellwether Wines, Coonawarra, South Australia

Associate Judges

Roxanne Kloppers,winemaker, Australian Vintage, Melbourne, Victoria

Julian Abouzeid, owner, Where’s Nick bar, Sydney, New South Wales

Marco Sollazzo, winemaker, Zilzie Wines, Mildura, Victoria

Elizabeth Richardson, winemaker, L’Enologa, Mildura, Victoria

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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.”