Twelve Australian wine professionals have been announced as the next participants of the Len Evans Tutorial, to be held in November 2022. The 2021 Len Evans Tutorial has been cancelled due to uncertainly around national travel restrictions.

The 12 successful students were selected from an extraordinarily strong field of over 150 candidates and will attend what is said to be ‘the greatest wine school on earth’ in the Hunter Valley, NSW.

The 2022 students are:

Frank Butera Bass River VIC
Andrew Duff Tempus Two NSW
Penny Grant Shaw + Smith QLD
Ben Harris Wynns SA
Erin Larkin Wine writer WA
Dylan McMahon Seville Estate VIC
Genevieve Mann Corymbia Wines WA
Ed Merrison CellarHand VIC
Ben Mullen Mulline VIC
Tim Pelquest-Hunt Pernod Ricard Winemakers SA
Andrea Pritzker MW Educator NSW
Nadja Wallington ChaLou Wines NSW


The Len Evans Tutorial will take place Monday, 31 October to Friday, 4 November 2022, with 20th anniversary celebrations taking place on Sunday, 30 October.

Over its 20 years, the Len Evans Tutorial has proved to be an invaluable training ground for its scholars many of whom have gone on to become wine show chairs and senior wine judges, industry leaders and better wine professionals.  This is the legacy of the Tutorial and Len Evans’ vision.  

Principal Sponsors for 2022 include: Brokenwood, Daniel Pontifex Memorial Scholarship Trust, De Iuliis Wines, Dr Edge, Eden Road, Handpicked Wines, Jackson Family Wines, Leeuwin Estate, Merivale Group, Mount Pleasant, Oakdene, Riedel, Shaw + Smith, Singapore Airlines, Sydney Royal Show, Tahbilk, Tapanappa, TarraWarra Estate, Torbreck Vintners, Trevor Drayton Scholarship Fund, Tyrrell’s, Vinomofo, Yalumba and Yarra Yering. Philanthropist Basil Sellers is Patron of the Len Evans Tutorial.

All tuition, accommodation, travel, wine and food  is covered by Tutorial sponsors and donors.  

Applications for the 2023 tutorial will open in June 2023.

Full press release here