Committee

The Melbourne Royal® Wine Awards Committee is comprised of representatives from the Australian wine industry.

The Melbourne Royal® Wine Awards is overseen and shaped by a committee who work closely with Melbourne Royal® to maintain the program’s relevance and to develop its future direction.  The committee features some of the Australian wine industry’s most highly regarded professionals. 

The Melbourne Royal® Wine Awards committee members are: 

Samantha Isherwood (Chair) of Curly Flat 
Matt Harrop (Chair of Judges), winemaker at Curly Flat 
Emma Brown, Brown Family Wine Group  
Jeni Port, wine writer 
Melanie Chester, winemaker Sutton Grange 
Mark O'Callaghan, consultant at WineNet