AAVWS Management

The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is run by a group of passionate people including the Chief of Judges, (Leanne Altmann current, Sophie Otton 2019 – 2022, Jane Faulkner 2012 – 2018, Max Allen 2005 – 2011 and Tim White 2001- 2004) and Australian wine movers and shakers such as Louisa Rose, (Chair 2009 – 2016) and Ambassadors (Bruce Chalmers, Kathleen Quealy, Stefano de Pieri, Mark Walpole) and a dedicated committee.

Corrina Wright (President) – Winemaker & Director, Oliver’s Taranga, SA
Mark Walpole (Deputy President)
– Viticulturist, Greenstone, VIC
Graeme Wellman (Secretary) – Viticulturist,
Dorrien Winemaking, SA
Helen Healy (Treasurer)
– Director, HHO Events, VIC
Jonathan Creek –
Winemaker, Zilzie Wines, VIC
Leah Heinrich
– Viticultural Graduate, Treasury Estate, SA
James Scarcebrook
– Owner/Winemaker, Vino Intrepido, VIC
Foni Pollitt
– Restaurateur, Educator, Mayfair Lane Pub & Dining Room, Perth, WA
Sue Bell –
 Winemaker, Director, Optimist, Bellwether, Coonawarra, SA
Brooke Edson – Winemaker, AVL Wines, Mourquong NSW
Pia Merrick – Senior Winemaker, Qualia Wine Services, Irymple VIC
Anita Goode – Winemaker & Director, Wangolina, SA
Danielle Boulton – Agronomist/Marketing Coordinator, Omnia, Buronga NSW
Chris Carpenter – Winemaker, Lark Hill Winery, Bungendore, NSW

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

Leanne Altmann – Sommelier | Wine Educator | Beverage DirectorTrader House

Ritchie O’Donnell – Winemaker, Treasury Wines Estates

Helen Healy – Business and Show Manager
Ashleah Black – Events & Stewarding Program Manager
Rohan Morris– Partnership, Development & Marketing Manager
Kim Chalmers – Special Projects Consultant
Tennille Chalmers – Food, Wine & Hospitality Consultant

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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.”