Yin-How Wong, managing director of Vintry Group Wine Bars and Restaurants in Malaysia, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).


A lawyer by training from the London School of Economics, Yin-How Wong founded Vintry Cellars in 2005. As managing director, he currently oversees the operations of the Vintry Group of Wine Bars and Restaurants in Malaysia, which carry an extensive wine list of over 1,000 wine labels at their four outlets.

In 2010, he became the first Asian recipient of the AXA Millésimes Scholarship, which offers scholars hands-on experience at vineyards in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Douro and Tokaji. Yin-How is currently studying for the Master of Wine and holds key roles as a committee member of the Malaysian Chapter of the International Wine and Food Society of Kuala Lumpur, and was the founding secretary of the Sommeliers Association of Malaysia. Yin-How Wong has been a Decanter Asia Wine Awards judge since 2014.