2015 Key Dates & Wine Show Judges
The 15th Annual Limestone Coast Wine Show 2015 #lcws15
Entries Open: 28th July 2015 on-line
Deadline for entries: 21st August 2015
Supply of entry labels: 21th September 2015
Exhibit delivery: Monday 12th October 2015
Judging, 4 days with 2 panels: Monday 26th October to Thursday 29th October 2015
Presentation dinner: 29th October 2015 reservations
Exhibitor & public tasting: 30th October 2015 (exhibitors 9 -11.30 ; public 11.30 – 1.30)
For other information, please contact:
Limestone Coast Grape & Wine Council
PO Box 28
Coonawarra, SA 5263 Australia
Jane Faulkner (Chair) is a journalist by training and a wine writer by vocation. Melbourne-based, she worked at The Age newspaper for 20 years with her wine columns also appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald. She has worked in radio and television and her words can be read in James Halliday’s Wine Companion magazine, on-line at Taste In Music and elsewhere while her website winematters.com.au will be launched soon. She is an experienced wine judge, chairs numerous shows including chief of judges at the Australian Alternative Wine Variety Show.
Mr Lim Hwee Peng (International Judge -Singapore) – Mr Lim Hwee Peng, CSW, FWS is an experienced and multiple-certified Wine Specialist; his professional qualifications include being a Certified Specialist in Wines, French Wine Scholar, Bourgogne Wine Educator & Ambassador, Napa Valley Wine Educator, and Wine Australia A+ Wine Educator.
Through his company – WineCraft Marketing & Services, he is one of the leading providers for wine program providers and consultancy in Singapore.
His international judging experience includes The Cata D’or (Chile and Argentina), Michelagelo International Wine Show, VERITAS in South Africa, Vinitaly, The Royal Melbourne Wine Show, McLaren Vale Wine Show, Margaret River Wine Show, Adelaide Review Hot 100, Royal Hobart Wine Show, and counting. Domestically, Lim also chairs the annual The Business Times Wine Challenge (into its 3rd edition). In 2014, Hwee Peng graduated as ‘Dux’ from the 33rd intake of the AWAC run by AWRI.
Hwee Peng runs many international wine courses and certifications including the internationally-certified wine course – ‘French Wine Scholar (FWS) program’, as well as the ‘Certified Specialist in Wine’ (CSW) program, which graduated more than 230 CSWs in Singapore.
Stuart Watson (Judge) has been winemaker for Woodlands Wines since 2002. Woodlands was established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, and was one of the first five vineyards to be planted in Margaret River. Woodlands’ wines have been well awarded in local and national wine shows over the decades, and continue to garner critical acclaim, including being listed in the Langtons Classification of Fine Wines. Stuart is a Len Evans scholar, and has judged at local and national shows, as well as contributing to the Margaret River Wine Show Committee for many years.
David Morris (Judge) is a 5th generation winemaker from Morris Winery Rutherglen Vic. Morris Wines are world renowned for their fortified wines, and regularly win top awards at wine shows throughout the country and internationally. David is a highly experienced wine show judge, having chaired many shows over the years.
Patrick White (Judge) – Currently a consultant Sommelier whose career has been in the restaurant industry, primarily in Sydney, for the past twenty years, progressively specialising in wine service, working full time as a Sommelier for the past 14 years, first at Luke Mangan’s Salt Restaurant in Darlinghurst for five years, then the last eight years as head Sommelier at Otto Restaurant in Woolloomooloo. Was the NSW state finalist for the Negociants Working with Wine Fellowship in 2008. In 2010, travelled to London and successfully passed the Advanced Certificate offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers. At the time of passing, was one of only three people in Australia to have achieved the accreditation. 2010 Len Evans Tutorial Scholar. 2011 winner of the Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine New Wine Writer award. Subsequently had a number of feature articles published in the magazine. Associate Judge 2011 & ’12 at the Royal Sydney Wine Show. Judge ar the Royal Sydney, 2013 & ’14. Judge at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013 & ‘14
Wendy Cameron (Judge) is an experienced winemaker having worked with Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard for the past 16 years. Brown Brothers is one of the oldest family owned wineries in Australia. They produce a large range of innovative, varietal wines and have vineyard holdings in both Victoria and Tasmania. As Head of Winemaking for Brown Brothers Wendy had overall responsibility for the development and production of their very diverse range of grape varieties and wine styles.
Wendy has been a committee member of the ASVO and has judged at several Australian Wine shows. She holds a B. App. Sci. (Biochemistry and Microbiology),
M. Sc. (Biochemistry), B. App. Sci. (Wine Science) and Grad. Dip. Ed. and has recently completed all the requirements for the Institute of Masters of Wine program and is awaiting her final result.
Wendy recently left Brown Brothers and moved to South Western Victoria where she is continuing her involvement in the Wine Industry through wine show judging and some consulting work.