Tutorial Dates

2024 LET – Monday 4th November to Friday 8th November

Applications for the 2024 LET will open on Saturday, 1st June 2024, and close on Sunday, 30 June 2024, at 5pm.

Applications are open to individuals who work in the Australian wine industry, including winemaking, viticulture, production, sales, trade, education, marketing, media, and hospitality. Applicants must live and work in Australia.

The application criteria are based on our educational objectives, and we aim for a mix of approaches, industry experience, and points of view. While tasting experience and solid base knowledge of the world’s wine styles are preferred, the determining force for all the applicants is their potential.

Experience as an associate judge at regional shows is highly beneficial, as is an interest in developing a career in wine show judging. Whilst this is not necessarily a must-have, it will inform the mix of scholars chosen for each year’s cohort.

The overall diversity of the attendee group is essential. Each cohort’s makeup targets a broad mix of industry backgrounds—winemaking, liquor retailing, importing and wholesaling, restaurants, viticulture, marketing, education, and journalism. A mix of represented regions and genders is also considered to ensure a healthy spread of perspectives.

The LET is about exchanging ideas among the attendees, tutoring, and tasting. The scholars learn a great deal from each other.

Of the 252 scholars who have passed through the program, 58% were from a winemaking and growing background, 21% were restaurateurs and sommeliers or those from the hospitality industries, 7% were from media and communications, and the remaining 14% were from a mix of sales and marketing, purchasing, education, or other backgrounds.

While winemakers make up around 75% of applicants, only 58% of attendees are winemakers—evidence of the LET’s focus on including a broad range of professional backgrounds.

The LET consistently receives around 150-180 applications per annum. Scholars are selected by a panel made up of current and past tutors, past scholars, Chairs of Capital City wine shows, and other industry advisors.

Please send your applications via email to: info@lenevanstutorial.com.au

FAQS

  • WHO CAN APPLY?
  • Any individual working in the Australian wine industry is able to apply.The overall diversity of the attendee group is essential. Each cohort of LET Scholars is targeted to have a broad mix of industry backgrounds. Previous Scholars have come from winemaking, liquor retailing, importing and wholesaling, restaurants, viticulture, marketing, education, and journalism. A mix of represented regions and genders is also considered to ensure a healthy spread of perspectives.

  • HOW DO I APPLY?
  • The Len Evans Tutorial candidates are invited to submit their application using the 2024 Scholar Application Form, which can be downloaded by clicking this link. This fillable PDF is best viewed on a desktop, rather than a mobile device. If you are having trouble downloading this PDF, please email info@lenevanstutorial.com.au.

    PLEASE use the header “FirstName_LastName 2024 LET Application” for your email and we ask that all attachments to the application email are in PDF format.

  • IF I HAVE APPLIED BEFORE, SHOULD I APPLY AGAIN?
  • Yes, we encourage people to re-apply if unsuccessful the first time, and in fact, repeated applications are considered a positive contributing factor by the selection panel.
  • WHAT EXPERIENCE SHOULD I HAVE?
  • Experience as an Associate Judge at a regional wine show is beneficial, as is completing courses such as the AWRI’s Advanced Wine Assessment Course, WSET Certifications, etc.
  • HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS WORK?
  • A panel of industry representatives carries out the selection process using pre-determined objective criteria. Our panel includes a selection of current tutors, foundation members, past scholars, and external advisors. 
  • I DON’T LIVE OR WORK IN AUSTRALIA, CAN I APPLY?
  • Unfortunately, the Tutorial is only open to candidates who live and work in the Australian wine industry.
  • HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL OR NOT?
  • In mid-August successful scholars will be called and offered the position. Unsuccessful applications will be notified by email.