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Judges

The 2017 judging panel, led by Chair of Judges Tom Carson of Yabby Lake, includes leading Australian winemakers, wine journalists, wine buyers, distributors, and fine wine retailers.

PANEL CHAIRS

Daniel Swincer

Jacob’s Creek

Barossa Valley, SA

Jim Chatto

McWilliams Wines

Hunter Valley, NSW

Julian Langworthy

Deep Woods Estate

Margaret River, WA

Lisa Jenkins

Mac Forbes Wines

Yarra Valley, VIC

Melanie Chester

Sutton Grange

Central VIC

Peter Dredge

Bay of Fires

Tasmania

Stuart Hordern

Brokenwood Wines

Hunter Valley, NSW

JUDGES

Anna Pooley

Pooley Wines

Tasmania

Belinda Thompson

Crawford River Wines

Henty, VIC

Ben Portet

Dominique Portet Winery

Yarra Valley, VIC

Christopher Tyrell

Tyrell's Wines

Hunter Valley, NSW

Fiona Donald

Seppeltsfield

Barossa Valley, SA

Glenn Barry

Knappstein Enterprise Winery

Clare Valley, SA

Gwyn Olsen

Briar Ridge Wines

Hunter Valley, NSW

Matt Harrop

Shadowfax Winery

Melbourne, VIC

Natasha Mooney

Wine Architect

Barossa Valley, SA

Nick Ryan

Nick Ryan Wine

South Australia

Peter Fraser

Yangarra Estate

McLaren Vale, SA

Sebastien Crowther

Rockpool Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Simon Steele

Medhurst Wines

Yarra Valley, VIC

Tim Lovett

Leeuwin Estate

Margaret River, WA

Tony Harper

Craft Wine Store

Red Hill, QLD

ASSOCIATE JUDGES

Adam Cotterell

City Wine Shop

Melbourne, VIC

Ben Marx

Knappstein Enterprise Winery

Clare Valley, SA

Ben Miller

Devil’s Lair

Margaret River, WA

Brock Harrison

Orlando Wines

Barossa Valley, SA

Greg Lane

Shaw & Smith

Adelaide Hills, SA

Jane Lopes

Attica

Melbourne, VIC

Lance Parkin

Amberley Estate

Margaret River, WA

Nick Schirripa

Casella Family Brands

New South Wales

Pip Crawford

CMV Farms

South Australia

Sarah Andrew

Selador Wines

Melbourne, VIC

Tim Bourne

Sons of Eden

Barossa Valley, SA

Tim Perrin

Oakridge Wines

Yarra Valley, VIC

Tom Wallace

Brown Brothers

Tamar Valley, TAS