Lining Up Our Dux

Sadly the 2020 LET was cancelled due to the pandemic. So to celebrate all things LET during what would have been 2020 Tutorial Week, we chatted with many of the past LET Dux and shared their recollections about their LET experience.

9 February 2021|

Happy Birthday Mr Evans

To celebrate what would have been the 90th birthday of The Chair, LET founder Len Evans on Monday 31st August 2020, the wine community was encouraged to open a special bottle on the day, and raise a glass to him and his great legacy, the Len Evans Tutorial.  Check out what everyone was drinking on Instagram #evans90 Read Sally Evans' article Happy Birthday Len in Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle magazine Nov 2020

9 February 2021|

LET Foundation AWAC scholarship

The LET Foundation has partnered with the Sydney Royal Wine Show and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) to offer a scholarship to attend the AWRI’s AWAC course in 2021. Applications are open until 1st November 2020. Details can be found here or visit   Created in 2007, the RAS Foundation is helping to build strong, vibrant rural and regional communities by providing a range of grants and scholarships for education and community development. The Sydney Royal Wine Show offers two scholarship programs, the Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarships and the Sydney Royal Wine Professional Development Scholarships, which [...]

15 September 2020|

Cancellation of 2020 LET due to Covid-19

A big thank you from the Board and Tutors for taking the time to apply for the 2020 LET. Certainly the most number we’ve received in recent years.  However the current state of play with Covid-19 has meant that after much discussion the Board has decided to cancel the planned 2020 Len Evans Tutorial.  All 2020 applicants will not be required to apply again in 2021, unless you feel your circumstances have changed sufficiently and wish to to send in an even more impressive CV.  The LET Founder Len Evans would have turned 90 this August 31st, so perhaps you [...]

21 August 2020|

Applications open for 2020 in 20th anniversary year

Applications are now open for the 2020 Len Evans Tutorial, which this year celebrates 20 years, having seen close to 230 scholars attend what is said to be ‘the greatest wine school on earth’. In 2020, twelve lucky Australian wine professionals will attend Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley from Monday, 2 November until Friday, 6 November. The esteemed panel of tutors includes James Halliday, Ian McKenzie, Iain Riggs, Michael Hill Smith MW, Vanya Cullen, Sarah Crowe, Tom Carson, PJ Charteris, Jim Chatto, David Bicknell, Matt Harrop, Tyson Stelzer, Samantha Connew, Randall Pollard, Patrick Walsh and Jeffrey Grosset, with Philip [...]

23 June 2020|

Adam Walls awarded Basil Sellers Prize for Dux at the 2019 Len Evans Tutorial

19 November 2019|

Tim Dolan awarded Basil Sellers Prize for Dux at the 2018 Len Evans Tutorial

The 18th Len Evans Tutorial was held in the Hunter Valley from the 5th to 9th November 2018, with Tim Dolan, Senior Winemaker at Peter Lehmann Wines in the Barossa Valley, winning the Basil Sellers Prize for Dux. Len Evans Tutorial Trustee James Halliday noted that Tim judged exceedingly well across all aspects of the week long Tutorial. Tim will be flown business class to Europe with invitations to the greatest wine houses. Many of the rarest, oldest and greatest wines were opened during this extraordinary week including a 1952 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux, 1958 Mildara Yellow Label [...]

2 December 2018|

2018 Len Evans Tutorial Scholars

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Len Evans Tutorial Scholars. Sarah Andrew, House of Fine Wine Brendan Carr, Xanadu Wines Tim Dolan, Peter Lehmann Wines Rauri Donkin, First Creek Wines Michael Downer, Murdoch Hill Simon Killeen, Simao & Co. Wines Alex Kirkwood, Aria Restaurant Sarah Lawler, Consultant - Ishizuka Restaurant Tim Lovett, Leeuwin Estate Cath Oates, Oates Ends Lance Parkin, Amberley Estate Steven Paul, Oakdene Wines

28 November 2018|

Julian Grounds awarded Basil Sellers prize for Dux at the 2017 Len Evans tutorial

The 17th Len Evans Tutorial was held recently in the Hunter Valley from 6th November to 10th November 2017. The Basil Sellers Prize for Dux went to Julian Grounds, Head Winemaker/General Manager at Margaret River winery McHenry Hohnen. As Dux of the 2017 course, Julian has now been guaranteed judging positions at two of Australia’s most premier wine shows, the Sydney Royal Wine Show and the National Wine Show in Canberra. Len Evans Tutorial Trustee James Halliday noted that Julian judged exceedingly well across the four varietal sections and was the equal highest placed scholar on the Riesling Dissertation. Julian [...]

17 May 2018|

Len Evans Wine Tutorial 2016 Wrap with Tutors Iain Riggs & James Halliday

Join us for a wrap of the 2016 Len Evans Wine Tutorial with Trustees & Tutors Iain Riggs & James Halliday.

18 November 2016|