2022 AAVWS Judges

Chief of Judges

Sophie Otton, wine consultant, show judge, owner She Loves You, Sydney, NSW


Max Allenwine and drinks columnist and author, Melbourne, VIC

Chris Carpenter – winemaker, Lark Hill Winery, Hackett, ACT

Rollo Crittenden – winemaker, Crittenden Wines, Dromana, VIC

Jane Faulkner – judge/wine writer, Wine Matters, Melbourne, VIC

Sue Bell – winemaker, director, optimist, Bellwether Wines, Coonawarra, SA

Kate McIntyre MW – director wine business, Moorooduc Estate, Moorooduc, VIC

Melissa Moore – wine buyer, Good Pair Days, Sydney, NSW 

Foni Pollitt – wine director/educator + owner, Mayfair Lane Pub & Dining Room, Perth, WA

Bridgit Raffal – owner, Where’s Nick, Sydney, NSW

Rob Mack – winemaker & director, Aphelion Wine Co, McLaren Vale, SA

Nick Spencer – owner, nick spencer wines, Sydney, NSW

Corrina Wright – winemaker & director, Oliver’s Taranga, McLaren Vale, SA

Associate Judges

James Scarcebrook – winemaker, owner, Vino Intrepido, (former AAVWS Fellow), VIC

Tom Donegan – national sales manager, Shaw + Smith, VIC

Ritchie O’Donnell – winemaker, Treasury Wine Estates, Karadoc, VIC

Courteney Wills – assistant winemaker, Zilzie Wines, Karadoc, Vic


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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.”