A big thank you from the Board and Tutors to those who took the time to apply for the 2021 LET. We received more than 150 applications over the 2 year application period, from an extremely impressive field of candidates. The successful candidates are:
|Frank Butera||Bass River||VIC|
|Andrew Duff||Tempus Two||NSW|
|Penny Grant||Shaw + Smith||QLD|
|Erin Larkin||Wine writer||WA|
|Dylan McMahon||Seville Estate||VIC|
|Genevieve Mann||Corymbia Wines||WA|
|Tim Pelquest-Hunt||Pernod Ricard Winemakers||SA|
|Andrea Pritzker MW||Educator||NSW|
|Nadja Wallington||ChaLou Wines||NSW|
With the 2021 LET cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding border closers and national travel, these 12 scholars have been selected to attend the 2022 LET, which will take place on Monday, 31st October to Friday, 4th November 2022. The 20th anniversary of the Tutorial will finally be celebrated at the opening dinner on Sunday 30th October 2022.
Applications for the 2023 LET will open on Thursday 1st June 2023, and close Friday, 11th August 2023 at 5pm.
Twelve fully paid scholarships are offered each year, valued at around $10,000 per person, generously funded by our industry sponsors, with tuition, wine, food, travel and accommodation all included.
In 2022 & 2023 the Tutorial will be held at Spicers Guesthouse, a 5 star hotel complex in the heart of Pokolbin. All sessions, accommodation and meals will be provided on site.
The Tutorial is open to all Australian wine industry personnel, regardless of their present position, or state of residence. For the moment, priority is given to Australia-based applicants.
Overall diversity of the attendee group is essential. A broad mix of industry backgrounds is targeted in the makeup of each cohort of LET Scholars. Previous Scholars have come from the fields of winemaking, liquor retailing, importing and wholesaling, restaurants, viticulture, marketing, education and journalism. To ensure a healthy spread of perspectives, a mix of represented regions is also considered, as well as a mix of genders.
While a solid base knowledge of wine styles of the world is preferred, the determining force with all the applicants is their potential.
Experience as an Associate Judge at a regional wine show is beneficial, but not essential, as is completion of courses such as the AWRI’s Advanced Wine Assessment Course.
Candidates for the Len Evans Tutorial are invited to submit their current CV via email, along with a detailed letter outlining their reasons for wanting to be a Len Evans Scholar.
Your letter should include an overview of how you would use your LET experience to contribute to the growth and development of the Australian wine industry, beyond your normal work-based activities. In addition, your thoughts about how you might promote and support the ongoing work of the LET would be appreciated.
We are also interested in understanding your degree of interest in developing your wine-judging career. Whilst this is not necessarily a must-have, it will inform the mix of scholars chosen for each year’s cohort.
Names and phone numbers of three industry referees must also be included.
The selection process is carried out by a panel of 14-15 industry representatives. Our panel includes a selection of current tutors and Foundation members, as well as past scholars and external advisors
Applications for the 2023 LET will open on 1st June 2023, and close Friday, 13th August 2021 at 5pm.
Please send your applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org