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
In his first year for 2018, PJ Charteris 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.
2018 International Judge – Fongyee Walker MW
Fongyee Walker MW is a Wine Consultant and Educator based in Beijing, China. Fongyee moved to Beijing in 2007 and co-founded Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting. She is now a specialist wine educator and consultant in English & Mandarin. Under her direction Dragon Phoenix has become one of China’s most successful wine education companies, providing the only taught WSET Level 4 in Mainland China. In 2015, she started wine consulting to Air New Zealand. Fongyee also regularly Judges on a global scale, so we are very fortunate to have her apart of the Judging team for the 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show.
2018 CONFRIMED JUDGES
Michael Anderson (WSET) // Virgin Wines // New South Wales
Sarah Andrew // House of Fine Wines // Victoria
Glen Barry // Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery // South Australia
Paul Carpenter // Tintara Wines // South Australia
Brendan Carr // Xanadu Wines // Western Australia
Joshua Cooper // Cooper Wines // Victoria
Mike de Iuliis // De Iuliis Wines // New South Wales
Rauri Donkin // First Creek Wines // New South Wales
Stephanie Dutton // Penfolds // South Australia
Kavita Faiella // Voyageur Selections // New South Wales
Steve Flamsteed // Giant Steps Wines // Victoria
Kate Goodman // Goodman Wines // Victoria
Penny Grant // Ghanem Group // Queensland
Julian Grounds // Mc Henry Hohnen Wines // Western Australia
Paul Henry // Wine Hero // South Australia
Stuart Hordern // Brokenwood Wines // New South Wales
Lisa Jenkins // Mac Forbes Wines // Victoria
Alex Kirkwood // ARIA Sydney // New South Wales
Liam O’Brien // Cutler & Co. // Victoria
Bernice Ong // Ministry of Clouds // South Australia
Lance Parkin // Houghton Wines // Western Australia
Toni Paterson MW // Australian House and Garden & Gourmet Traveller Wine // New South Wales
Cliff Royle // Flametree Wines // Western Australia
Amanda Yallop // Quay Restaurant // New South Wales
Please note: The judging panel is subject to change.