2020 Len Evans Tutorial: Monday, 2nd November to Friday, 6th November 2020

Len Evans Tutorial Media Release June 2020

Twelve fully paid scholarships are offered each year, generously funded by our industry sponsors, with wine, food and accommodation valued at around $9000 included. The only cost incurred by the scholars is physically getting to and from the Hunter Valley.

In 2020 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 open Monday, 1st June 2020, and close Friday, 14th August 2020 at close of business.

Please send your applications via email to: [email protected]