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Applications open for 2020 in 20th anniversary year

23 June 2020|

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 [...]

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

2 December 2018|

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 [...]

2018 Len Evans Tutorial Scholars

28 November 2018|

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

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

17 May 2018|

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 [...]

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

18 November 2016|

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

Stuart Hordern awarded Len Evans Tutorial Dux for 2016

17 November 2016|

The Len Evans Tutorial Dux for 2016 is Stuart Hordern, Senior Winemaker at Brokenwood Wines in the Hunter Valley. Stuart becomes only the second Hunter Valley based attendee to dux the week-long Tutorial, following Liz Silkman (nee Jackson) in 2006. The Len Evans Tutorial is also this year’s recipient of the McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award. This prestigious biennial award, first presented in 1990, acknowledges the significant contribution of an individual or company to the Australian Wine Industry. A fitting tribute to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of Tutorial Founder, Len Evans AO OBE, in 2006. As Dux of [...]

Introducing the Len Evans Wine Tutorial 2016 Scholars

15 November 2016|

Iain Riggs introduces the Len Evans Wine Tutorial 2016 Scholars.

Len Evans tutorial claims the Maurice O’Shea

27 July 2016|

The Len Evans Tutorial has won the Australian wine industry’s most prestigious accolade – the McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award. Held every two years, the Maurice O’Shea Award recognises an individual or group for their outstanding contribution to the wine industry. Conceived by the late Len Evans AO OBE, The Len Evans Tutorial has played a significant role in shaping so many of both present and future wine industry leaders. The award was accepted by Sally Evans, Iain Riggs and Ian McKenzie in front of more than 400 guests at a gala dinner in Adelaide on behalf of the remaining trustees [...]

Adam Cotterell awarded Len Evans Tutorial Dux of 2015

14 December 2015|

The Len Evans Tutorial Qantas Dux for 2015 is Adam Cotterell from Melbourne. Adam is the Retail Sales and Events Manager at City Wine Shop Melbourne which is obviously a training ground for the LET with a previous Dux and two scholars coming from City Wine Shop. As Dux of the 2015 course, Adam 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. Adam will be flown business class to London and then onto Europe with invitations to the greatest wine houses. Many [...]