DWWA 2013 Australia Judging Panel
Holding science degrees in Food Technology and Industrial Chemistry, Justin Knock MW's wine career began in fine wine retail before he joined d’Arenberg in McLaren Vale as a cellarhand. Moving to the Hunter Valley, Justin became Research Winemaker for Rosemount and then Southcorp, followed by three years winemaking in Margaret River. Follwing this, he moved to London to look after Southcorp’s wine education programme, media activities and local production in the UK and Europe. More recently, Justin was Wine Buying Manager for Treasury Wine Estates, and he is now Director of The Purple Hand Wine Company, a blending and sourcing consultancy. Based in London, he works extensively in the Scandinavian markets and makes wine in Australia’s Yarra Valley.