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2021 Judge profile – Adam Wadewitz

Adam Wadewitz, one of Australia’s brightest winemaking talents, joined Shaw + Smith in 2013 as their Senior Winemaker.  He has worked in the Adelaide Hills, Geelong, McLaren Vale, Hunter Valley plus stints in France, Chile and USA.  Prior to joining … Continue reading

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2021 Judge profile – Natalie Cleghorn

Nat Cleghorn is the current Katnook Estate Winemaker/Winery Manager and has just over 21 years’ experience in the wine industry. Joining Yalumba in 1999 starting in the laboratory she soon discovered a love of the winemaking craft, so  undertook a … Continue reading

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Audio recordings of judges presentations at dinner

Chuck Hayward (International Judge)   Luke Jolliffe (Judge) Steve Lockwood (ABC Radio) Huon Hooke  

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Anthony De Amicis (Associate Judge)

Anthony De Amicis is a third-generation vigneron, growing up amongst the vines in Sunraysia, it was natural a progression that lead to university in Melbourne to study winemaking. After graduation, Anthony worked throughout regions in Australia and Italy, before settling … Continue reading

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Luke Jolliffe (Judge)

Luke Jolliffe grew up in the Clare Valley wine region and completed his Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Viticulture major) at Adelaide University. After graduating in 1999, Luke joined Hardy’s Tintara operation in McLaren Vale as Viticultural Technical Officer, where he … Continue reading

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Chuck Hayward (International Judge)

Chuck Hayward is the proprietor of Vinroads, a consulting outfit dedicated to the sales, marketing and education of Australian and New Zealand wines in the United States. For over 30 years, he has been widely acknowledged to be America’s foremost … Continue reading

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