DWWA South Africa Judging Panel

Meet the members of the DWWA South Africa Judging Panel

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Madeleine Stenwreth MW consults internationally for wine producers, as well as importing companies across the Nordic market. She was raised in a restaurateur family, which sparked her passion for wine, and studied to become one of the first Swedish sommeliers, winning The Inter-Scandinavian Sommelier Contest in 1993. Her studies then took her to Spain, the USA, Germany, London and then to the Cape Wine Academy in South Africa, while also working as Restaurant Manager and Chef Sommelier for a Relais & Châteaux hotel. Upon Madeline’s return to Sweden, she completed her WSET Diploma with Honors, set up a wine consultancy and established and managed the Swedish branch of Wines of South Africa. From 2004 to 2007 she worked as a Wine Buyer at Systembolaget before becoming Quality and Product Development Manager for a major Scandinavian importing group. In 2008 Madeleine became a Master of Wine, one of only two MWs in Sweden, and her dissertation "The effect of altitude on Malbec in Mendoza" received the Quinta do Noval Award. She lectures for the WSET Diploma in Sweden and judges for wine awards internationally.