The Decanter Power List 2013

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50 Michael Hill Smith MW (Position 42 in 2011)
Co-owner, Shaw + Smith, age 58
The bullish propriet or of Adelaide Hills’ Shaw+Smith, a self-described ‘missionary’, Hill Smith is a constant presence on the international wine scene, relentlessly promoting Australian wine. With Tasmania’s Tolpuddle Vineyard he joins a growing chorus evangelising the island’s coolclimate opportunities. Expect to see a Tasmanian Pinot Noir or Chardonnay on a table near you soon.