Michael Hill Smith MW is a Co-Chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Michael Hill Smith MW
Michael Hill Smith MW, who for the last three editions of the DWWA has joined Sarah Jane Evans MW and Andrew Jefford as a Co-Chair of the competition, was acting as Consultant Co-Chair in 2020 and 2021. Unable to attend the judging itself, his expertise and competition know-how were vital components of the DWWA planning processes.
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. Hill Smith was first a DWWA judge in 2004.