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DWWA Co-Chair: Michael Hill Smith MW

Michael Hill Smith MW is a Co-Chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Michael Hill Smith MW

Michael Hill Smith MW became the first Australian to pass the Master of Wine examination in 1988. He is a wine producer, international wine judge, wine consultant, occasional wine writer and lapsed restaurateur. In 2008, he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contribution to the Australian Wine Industry, and he has featured in Decanter‘s Power List in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

He believes passionately in the future of Australian fine wine, and is part of the international tasting panel responsible for the selection of all wines served on Singapore Airlines.

Based in Australia, Michael has been associated with the Decanter World Wine Awards since the inception of the awards in 2004.  During the global travel restrictions in 2020 & 2021, unable to attend the judging itself, he acted as a consultant Co-Chair. His expertise and competition know-how were vital components of the DWWA planning processes.

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