2022 Judging Panel

Both Mount Pleasant Wines and McWilliam’s Wines recognise the significant impact this awards program has had on the industry and its recipients. To welcome this ceremony into a new era, they have initiatied a conferral process that will ensure the awards remain true to their reputation as the highest honour afforded to a member of the wine industry. The selected judges, showcased below,  include industry body leaders, journalists, winemakers and representatives.

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Phil Ryan

Past Chief Winemaker & Ambassador Mount Pleasant Wines

Campbell Mattinson

Chief Editor Halliday Wine Companion

Louisa Rose

Head of Winemaking, Yalumba & Hills Smith Family Vineyards

Bill Calabria AM

Director, Calabria Family Wine Group

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Mark Krstic

Managing Director Australian Wine 
Research Institute

Tony Battaglene

Chief Executive, 
Australian Grape & Wine

Jane Faulkner

Wine Writer

Doug McWilliam

Past chairman & 5th generation industry family member McWilliam’s Wines