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Wine Shows

  • 2021 Judge

Katie Spain

Katie Spain

Katie Spain is a journalist, wine writer and author. She is the national drinks writer for GOOD FOOD (Sydney Morning Herald and The Age), feature writer for Australia’s Wine Business Magazine (WBM), and contributor to Gourmet Traveller. She is the author of The Wine Producers: McLaren Vale, The Wine Producers: Barossa, and Adelaide Central Market – Stories, People & Recipes. She was a top three finalist for Column and Feature Writer of the Year, 2019 and 2020 Australian Wine Communicator Awards and co-author The Highly Improbable Audacious Adventures of Wirra Wirra (2019 Wine Communicator Awards Best Wine Book: Trade, Technical or Consumer).

Katie is a regular guest on 5AA and ABC radio, hosts events and wine forums across South Australia (including James Halliday’s 2020 Top 100 virtual event). She was the 2017 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show fellow and was an Australian Wine Communicators mentor in 2019/2020/2021. 

If she’s not behind her keyboard she can usually be found scouring the country for stories (and cellar doors) in a tiny vintage caravan called Charlie.