Len Evans Tutorial returns for the 20th year

June 2, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

Applications are now open for the 2021 Len Evans Tutorial, celebrating its twentieth year this year. Throughout the years, close to 230 scholars have attended what some describe as ‘the greatest wine school on earth’.

Twelve Australian wine professionals will attend Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley from Monday, 1 November until Friday, 5 November to participate in the program which has seen many of its scholars progress to become wine show chairs and senior wine judges, industry leaders and more astute wine professionals. This lays at the heart of the Len Evans’ vision. 

The esteemed panel of tutors this year includes James Halliday, Ian McKenzie, Iain Riggs, Michael Hill Smith MW, Vanya Cullen, Sarah Crowe, PJ Charteris, Jim Chatto, Tom Carson, David Bicknell, Matt Harrop, Tyson Stelzer, Samantha Connew, Randall Pollard and Patrick Walsh, with Philip Rich joining for the first time this year.

The program this year includes additional judging sessions featuring Riesling from around the world as well as a masterclass on Barolo. As has been the case from inception, the week concludes with a life-changing tasting of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, led by James Halliday AM. 

All tuition, accommodation, travel, wine and food is covered by Tutorial sponsors and donors. 

Applications will be reviewed by a panel made up of current and past tutors, past scholars, chairs of judges from capital city wine shows, and a range of industry advisors. 

Applications received for the cancelled 2020 Len Evans Tutorial will be rolled over to 2021, though applicants are encouraged to update details and experience as required. 

Applications will be accepted until close of business Friday, 13 August. Visit the website to apply.

The Len Evans Tutorial was founded by Len Evans AO OBE in 2001. It is a not-for-profit organisation funded entirely by donations and sponsorships from companies and individuals related to the wine industry. All tutors and pourers volunteer their time each year to run the Tutorial.   www.lenevanstutorial.com.au  

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