2019 WORKING WITH WINE RESULTS

Tess McLachlan

19 Nov 2021

Two of Australia’s up & coming wine experts were awarded the prestigious 2019 Working with Wine Fellowship ...

Two of Australia’s up & coming wine experts were awarded the prestigious 2019 Working with Wine Fellowship at a black tie dinner at Yalumba on Tuesday 19th November, attended by industry leaders from over the country.

Louis Schofield from Hellbound in South Australia and Samantha Faircloth from Negociants Australia in Queensland were named the winners of the triennial education program.

Louis and Samantha will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe to visit some of the wine world's most celebrated producers, including Poderi Aldo Conterno, Isole E Olena, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Leflaive, Domaine Dujac, Domaine Faiveley, Guigal, and Tenuta San Guido.

“This is a program of real substance; it is admired not only in this country but around the world,” said Working with Wine panellist Nick Ryan.

“To take 60 people from each city and put them through this exercise is quite phenomenal. It’s a new generation coming through the program and they’re more engaged than ever, with a thirst for this kind of information.”

Meanwhile, William Schibeci from The Edinburgh Cellars, Adelaide was awarded the Working with Wine Fellowship Wine Writing Award. Will received a $1000 wine voucher and will have his wine essay published in the February/March issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine.

2019 WORKING WITH WINE FINALISTS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Louella Matthews [Bibo Wine Bar]
Courtney Tate [Negociants Australia]

VICTORIA
Gus Pollard [Heart & Soil Imports]
Lieven Vanhoutte [Samuel Smith & Son]

QUEENSLAND
Olivia Evans [Fleet Restaurant]
Samantha Faircloth [Negociants Australia]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Nina Throsby [Shorehouse]
Ian Lambeck [Negociants Australia]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Louis Schofield [Hellbound]
Tom Minge [Samuel Smith & Son]