Australian winemakers including Noon and Shaw + Smith are among 36 Master of Wine winemakers who will present their wines at a tasting at the 10th International MW Symposium in Wiesbaden, Germany, from 29 June to 2 July.
The walkaround event, named ‘Taste the Mastery’, will be the first tasting to kick off the symposium, which will be attended by 500 wine professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.
“With a global community of 415 MWs, only 76 consider themselves winemakers, making the session a rare occasion, providing symposium guests with an opportunity to explore the exceptional talent of MW winemakers from around the world, all in one room,” the Institute of Masters of Wine says.
Alison Flemming MW says, “At the 10th IMW Symposium a cherished tradition will be continued: the tasting of wines made by Masters of Wine.
“A selection of MW winemakers from around the world will be present to demonstrate their skills and expertise with their wines on the first day of the event.
“Visitors can expect to taste MW made wines from nations spanning France, Spain, Australia, United States, Austria, South Africa, Israel, Germany, England, and Canada.
“Many of these regions have grappled with the effects of climate emergencies in recent years, from wildfires in the US and the recent flooding of the Ahr valley in Germany.”
The line up of the 36 MW winemakers who will present their wines in Germany:
- Ed Adams MW – Cellar Coma D’en Bonet
- Almudena Alberca MW – Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos
- Juliet Bruce-Jones MW – Domaine La Tasque
- Nick Bulleid MW – Hatherleigh
- Nova Cadamatre MW – Trestle Thirty One
- Amy Christine MW – Holus Bolus/The Joy Fantastic
- Róisín Curley MW – Maison Róisín Curley
- Andrew Corrigan MW – Hidden Creek
- Lynne Coyle MW – O’Briens Wine
- David Forer MW – Clos Salanca
- Doug Frost MW – Echolands Winery
- Rob Geddes MW – David Wine Chic
- Roman Horvath MW – Domane Wachau
- Justin Howard-Sneyd MW – Domaine of the Bee
- Olivier Humbrecht MW – Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
- Richard Kershaw MW – Richard Kershaw Wines
- Andreas Kubach MW – Peninsula Vinicultores/Quinta de Quercus
- David LeMire MW – La Linea
- Ido Lewinsohn MW – Lewinsohn Winery
- Lin Liu MW – Chateau de Chambert
- Jurgen von der Mark MW – Weingut Jurgen von der Mark
- Kate McIntyre MW – Moorooduc Estate
- Kym Milne MW – Bird in Hand
- Fernando Mora MW – Bodegas Frontonio
- Drew Noon MW – Noon Winery
- Eran Pick MW – Tzora Vineyards
- Nicolas Quille MW – Crimson Wine Group
- Martin Reyes MW – Peter Paul Wines
- Norrel Robertson MW – El Escoces Volante Sl
- Janek Schumann MW – Schloss Wackerbarth
- Michael Hill Smith MW – Shaw + Smith
- Frank Smulders MW – Liskar Vinos
- Jonas Tofterup MW – DO Yecla Monastrell
- Tim Wildman MW – Wildman Wine
- Ross Wise MW – Black Hills Estate
- Andreas Wyckhoff MW – Weingut Bründlmayer
The International Symposium is regarded as one of the marque events in the global wine calendar, launching in Oxford in 1982 and last hosted in Logroño, Spain, in 2018.
Returning for 2023, the 10th symposium will run over four stimulating days, focusing on trends currently defining the industry and how the industry will evolve in the future.
Attendees can expect world-class tastings, thought-provoking presentations and controversial debate touching on themes from the impact of climate change to diversity in the wine industry.