2021 AAVWS Judges

Chief of Judges

Glenn James, wine maker extraordinaire, Billy Button Wines, Alpine Valley, Vic 

Australian Judges 

Ralph Kyte-Powell – freelance journalist, author, illustrator, editor, Torquay, Vic

Donna Stephens – winemaker, Cappa Stone Wines, Red Cliffs, Vic

Sierra Reed – winemaker, Reed Wines, Vic

Mark Walpole – Viticulturist, Fighting Gully Road, Beechworth, Vic 

Tennille Chalmers – Director, Chalmers, Merbein, Vic

Stacey-Lee Edwards – award winning sommelier, Geelong, Vic

Justin Purserwinemaker, Best’s Wines, Great Western, Vic

Elizabeth Marwoodwinemaker, Treasury Wines, Karadoc, Vic

Jen Latta – sole owner, retailer, Winespeake Cellar & Deli, Dayleford, Vic

Pia Merrickwinemaker, Qualia Wines, Irymple, Vic

Jonothan Creekwinemaker, Zilzie Wines, Vic

Ray Nadesonwinemaker, Lethbridge Wines, Bellarine, Vic

Associate Judges

Cindy Heley, winemaker, Monak Wines, Mildura, Vic

Harry Kinsman, winemaker, Australian Vintage, Buronga, NSW

Shawna Dominelliwinemaker, consultant, retail,  Dominelli & Co, Northern Grampians, Vic

Kylie Wheelerwinemaker, Australian Vintage, Buronga, NSW

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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.”