Langton’s 2017 Margaret River Wine Show Judges Announced

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The Langton’s 2017 Margaret River Wine Show will return to Ramada Resort in Dunsborough from the 30 October to 2 November 2017, marking the 16th Margaret River Wine Show.

Margaret River Wine Association Marketing Director, Amanda Whiteland expects this year’s show to be our biggest yet with 21 Judges and Associates tasting and assessing the anticipated 750+ wine entries.

Corrina Wright, Oliver’s Taranga Winemaker & Director will return to for her second year as Chair of Judges. Beijing wine educator, Fongyee Walker MW is the 2017 Wine Show International Judge, supported by Singapore Airlines, through a new partnership.

Singapore Airlines Manager Western Australia, David Pinches said, "We are very proud to begin our association with the Margaret River Wine Show, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Margaret River wine industry, in the same year that we are celebrating our 50th year of flying to Perth".

"We are looking forward to working closely with the Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show and helping them celebrate 50 years of creating some of the world's best wines.

"We are also pleased to be flying Beijing based, Fongyee Walker, to Perth as the International Judge for the Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show.

"At Singapore Airlines we take great pride in the wines that we pour on board and in our SilverKris lounges around the world.

"All of our wines are carefully selected with the assistance of three of the world’s leading wine critics to ensure our customers are provided with a consistent choice of high quality premium wines whenever they fly."

Naming Rights Partner, Langton’s Clayton Buffoni said "In line with the wines of the region the show continues to grow into one of the most exciting events in the country. Additional trophy classes along with The Halliday Wine Companion Australian Cabernet Challenge and the recent sponsorship by Singapore Airlines of the International Judges Trophy are lending this regional show a true international weight. This will be our third year as sponsor of the event and we look forward to continuing the journey. It's been quite a ride."


Langton’s 2017 Margaret River Wine Show Judges are:

  • Corina Wright – Oliver’s Taranga Chair of Judges

  • Fongyee Walker MW – International Judge

  • Sue Bell - Bellwether Wines

  • Pete Bissell – Balnaves of Coonawarra

  • Dave Brookes – Wine Marketing Labs

  • Brendan Carr – Xanadu Wines

  • Melanie Chester - Sutton Grange Estate

  • Steve Flamsteed - Giant Steps

  • Alex Hudak – Pure Wine Co

  • Gabrielle Poy – City Wine Shop

  • Adam Wadewitz – Shaw + Smith

  • Virginia Willcock – Vasse Felix


Entries for the Langton’s 2017 Margaret River Wine Show and the Halliday Wine Companion Australian Cabernet Challenge open this month.



  • Margaret River (WA)

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