Meet the Judges
The judging panel for the RAS KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show is selected by Chair of Judges, PJ Charteris and the RAS of NSW Wine Committee and aims to include a combination of wine educators, winemakers, wine marketers, retailers, sommeliers, journalists and expert amateurs of wine from across Australia.
Chair of Judges – PJ Charteris
2019 will be PJ Charteris second year in the position of Chair of Judges for the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show. He brings a wealth of knowledge of Australian wine, understanding the great regional and sub regional diversity of the industry, as well as an trained palate having being involved in the judging show system for over 20 years across several regional and state Shows. PJ also runs Charteris Wine Consulting as well as his own small label Charteris Wines in New Zealand.
International Guest Judge - Roderick Smith MW
Roderick Smith MW is a wine educator, marketer and salesman, based in the South of France. He has completed his Master of Wine examinations, Master of Wine dissertation, is qualified and accredited Wine and Spirit Education Trust Educator, Director of Riviera Wine Academy and has taken part in many wine tours, tastings and challenges.
He has been a senior judge for the Decanter World Wine Awards, a Panel Chair for the International Wine Challenge, and has also judged for the Moscow Wine Fair and the Shanghai International Wine Challenge, The Balkans International Wine Challenge.
2019 CONFRIMED JUDGES
Sarah Andrew // House of Fine Wine // Victoria
Glen Barry // Tonic Wines // South Australia
Gerard Bellis (WSET) // Nomad Wines // New South Wales
Kim Bickley // Thomas Wines // New South Wales
Paul Carpenter // Ryecroft Winery // South Australia
Joshua Cooper // Cooper Wines // Victoria
Tony Davis // Snake and Herring // Western Australia
Mike De Iuliis // De Iuliis Wines // New South Wales
Tim Dolan // Peter Lehmann Wines // South Australia
Rauri Donkin // First Creek Wines // New South Wales
Kavita Faiella // Shaw + Smith // New South Wales
Steve Flamsteed // Giant Steps Wines // Victoria
Warren Gibson// Trinity Hill Winery // New Zealand
Penny Grant // Ghanem Group // Queensland
Lisa Jenkins // Mac Forbes Wines // Victoria
Emmas Jenkins MW // Wine Columnist // New Zealand
Alex Kirkwood // ARIA Sydney // New South Wales
Emma Norbiato // Calabria Family Wines // New South Wales
Bernice Ong (CMS) // Ministry of Clouds // South Australia
Lance Parkin // Houghton Wines // Western Australia
Steven Paul (LET) // Oakdene Wines // Victoria
Samantha Payne (AWAC) // Wine Consultant // New South Wales
Cliff Royle // Flametree Wines // Western Australia
William Schibeci // Edinburg Cellars // South Australia
Charlie Seppelt // Randall Wine Group // South Australia
Nick Spencer // Nick Spencer Wines // New South Wales
Chris Tyrrell // Tyrrell's Vineyard // South Australia
Shanteh Wong// Quay //New South Wales
Keeda Zilm // WD Wines // South Australia
Please note: The judging panel is subject to change.