Fiona McDonald is Regional Chair for South Africa at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.
Fiona McDonald is a trained news journalist who began her wine writing career when she helped a friend organise a wine show, which resulted in her writing a weekly wine column.
She spent eight years as editor of Wine magazine in Cape Town, playing a key role in documenting the changing face of South African wine – her tenure coincided with the industry’s post-apartheid era.
McDonald edits the magazine Cheers in South Africa, as well as contributing to a number of other publications.
She judges at global wine competitions and is also a member of the Platter’s South African wine guide tasting panel and writing team.
South African wine journalist Fiona McDonald has spent the past 20 years involved with the country's wine industry, after initially
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