2019 Oenology Paper of the year advisory committee


Eveline Bartowski
Kym Chalmers
 Bryan Currie
Bryan has strongly promoted the adoption of grape varieties that are suited to their regional climate. He led the first planting of southern Italian varieties in the Riverina, NSW, such as Nero d’Avola, Aglianico and Montepulciano wines, which have now enjoyed critical acclaim both nationally and internationally. Bryan has been heavily involved in regional and state based industry organisations such as the NSW Wine Industry Association, Riverina Winemakers Association, MIA Vine Improvement Association and National Grape and Wine Industry Centre. Keen to further knowledge, education and mentoring opportunities, he established the Riverina Sweet Wine Tutorials, and was key in developing the Riverina, Hilltops and Tumbarumba regional wine shows and the International Sweet Wine Challenge. Bryan is also a regular judge on the Australian Wine Show circuit

Heather Fraser



Duncan Hamm



David Wollan

David graduated from the Wine Science course in Wagga Wagga in 1979. From 1979 he spent 4 years as winemaker at Arrowfield Wines in the Hunter Valley before moving to the Yarra Valley to establish Tarrawarra Vineyard. He managed it and was chief winemaker for 12 years. In the early 1990s, he formed the company Wine File to develop a PC based winery management system. In 1994, with colleague Gary Baldwin, David established Wine Network, where, as a director and consultant, he spent a number of years advising wineries in Australia and elsewhere concentrating on the development and application of membrane separation technologies. David invented processes for smoke taint removal and alcohol reduction and is currently pursuing a master’s degree by research at the University of Adelaide. David is the current ASVO Regional Director for Victoria.