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[2019] Eddie McDougall

Speciality Wine
CompanyThe Flying Winemaker
PositionWinemaker & CEO

Eddie McDougall is an award-winning winemaker, the Chairman of the Asian Wine Review, wine critic, columnist and TV personality behind The Flying Winemaker, one of Asia-Pacific’s most dynamic wine brands. He was recently presented with the prestigious Young Achiever of the Year award by the Drinks Business in 2018.

Eddie holds a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University, Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma of Wine Technology and Viticulture from the University of Melbourne. In 2013, Eddie was one of only 12 elite wine professionals selected for the Len Evans Tutorial, regarded as the world’s most esteemed wine judging programme.

With over a decade of winemaking experience, Eddie has worked with some of the most influential wineries in the New and Old World such as Vietti, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Giant Steps, Deep Woods Estate and Silver Heights. In 2010, the budding winemaker took his first step as a young entrepreneur, creating his Australian wine brand, Eddie McDougall Wines. In 2018, Eddie’s wine brand was classified under the Excellence category by the The Real Review publication whilst his wines continue to win awards and score above 90+ points from international critics.

[2019] Eddie McDougall