World's best wine experts on Australian tour

Over 40 Masters of Wine arrive in the country for a tour of the top wine regions.

The Masters of Wine include wine makers, writers, sommeliers and academics.
The Masters of Wine include wine makers, writers, sommeliers and academics.

More than 40 of the world's top wine experts have arrived in Australia for a tour of the country's wine regions, as organised by Wine Australia and Tourism Australia.

The attendees all hold the Master of Wine, the world's most prestigious wine qualification that has only been achieved by 318 professionals worldwide. The tour is designed to show the group how Australian wine has evolved in recent years, with trips to the ten wine regions planned during the duration.

The group met at Bennelong in the Sydney Opera House on 4 October for a breakfast and fine wine tasting event hosted by chef Peter Gilmore, Tourism Australia chief marketing officer Lisa Ronson, and Wine Australia chair Brian Walsh.

Walsh said many of the group had not visited Australia for some time, and “I know they’re going to be surprised and delighted with the evolution of Australian wine over the last three decades.”

“This is also an opportunity for them to see first-hand how our collegiate Australian wine community inspires excellence and the innovation to craft distinctive fine wines.”