This year marks the 22nd Len Evans Tutorial and will be held from the 4th to 8th November.Once again the Tutorial will be hosted in Hunter Valley Wine Country at Spicers Guesthouse . Applications for the 2024 Scholar intake will commence on 1st June.
Acknowledging our esteemed Len Evans Tutorial Board as they are re-appointed again in 2024. Thank you to our chairperson Sally Evans. deputy chair Sarah Crowe, Iain Riggs AM, Michael Hill-Smith AM MW, James Halliday AM, Sam Connew & Tom Carson for offering your time, expertise and passion to guide the foundations of the Tutorial.
Matt Buchan was the proud 2023 recipient of a Sydney Royal Professional Development Scholarship, supported by the Len Evans Foundation. Matt completed the AWAC in December, 2023 and said “The AWRI Advanced Wine Assessment course has been high on my list of career achievements. I was able to identify both my strengths and weaknesses at a sensory level and can now improve the way I approach wine assessment at both the judging bench and within the winery. Thanks to the RAS NSW & the Len Evans Foundation for the opportunity.” Matt's career in wine has spanned more than 20 years. Over this time [...]
Andre Bondar has been awarded the Basil Sellers Prize for Dux of the 2023 LET, as part of the presentation ceremony held at the conclusion of the 2023 LET.For the full press release please CLICK HERETo view the 2023 LET Wine List CLICK HERE
Twelve Australian wine professionals have been announced as the next participants of the Len Evans Tutorial, to be held in the Hunter Valley from 30 October to 3 November 2023. The 12 successful scholars were selected from over 180 candidates, the most ever received in the 21-year history of the Tutorial, and will attend what is said to be ‘the greatest wine school on earth’. The 2023 scholars are: Steve Baraglia – Chief Winemaker, Pikes Wines, Pike & Joyce Wines, Naked Run, SA Andre Bondar – Owner and Winemaker, Bondar Wines, SA Emma Farrelly – Director of Wine, The State Buildings, Como The [...]
The LET is back on track in 2022 after quite a gap, and will finally be celebrating it's 20th year. As the LET is a totally not-for-profit enterprise, none of this is possible without the support of the industry, in particular our incredible Principal Sponors: Brokenwood, De Iuliis, Deep Woods, Dr Edge, Eden Road, Handpicked Wines, Jackson Family Wines, Leeuwin Estate, Merivale, Mount Pleasant, Oakdene, Riedel, Shaw & Smith, Singapore Airlines, Sydney Royal Wine Show, Tahbilk, Tapanappa, TarraWarra, Torbreck, Tyrrells, Vinomofo, Yalumba, Yarra Yerring, Trevor Drayton Scholarship Fund, Dan Pontifex Memorial Trust, and of course our patron Basil Sellers. [...]
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 LET Foundation has partnered once again 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 2022. Applications are open until 1st November 2021. Details can be found here or visit www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation. Nicole Bilson was the successful recipient of the 2021 RASF/LET AWAC scholarship.
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.